7.1/10
445
4 user 21 critic

Next to Her (2014)

Cheli, 27, is raising her mentally challenged 24yo sister, Gaby, alone. When the social worker finds out that Cheli leaves Gaby alone in the house while Cheli is at work, Cheli is compelled... See full summary »

Director:

Reviews
9 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Or shoulders a lot: she's 17 or 18, a student, works evenings at a restaurant, recycles cans and bottles for cash, and tries to keep her mother Ruthie from returning to streetwalking in Tel... See full summary »

Director: Keren Yedaya
Stars: Dana Ivgy, Ronit Elkabetz, Meshar Cohen
Haganenet (2014)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A kindergarten teacher discovers in a five year-old child a prodigious gift for poetry. Amazed and inspired by this young boy, she decides to protect his talent in spite of everyone.

Director: Nadav Lapid
Stars: Sarit Larry, Avi Shnaidman, Lior Raz
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A unit of female Israeli soldiers at a remote desert base bide their time as they count down the minutes until they can return to civilian life.

Director: Talya Lavie
Stars: Dana Ivgy, Nelly Tagar, Shani Klein
Mita Tova (2014)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Residents of a retirement home build a machine for self-euthanasia in order to help their terminally ill friend, though they are faced with a series of dilemmas when rumors of the machine begin to spread.

Directors: Tal Granit, Sharon Maymon
Stars: Ze'ev Revach, Levana Finkelstein, Aliza Rosen
Out of Love (2016)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Out of Love encapsulates the sweltering and devastating dynamics of love in the turbulent relationship between Varya and Nikolai, where genuine love and hope contend with destruction and despair.

Director: Paloma Aguilera Valdebenito
Stars: Naomi Velissariou, Daniil Vorobyov, Marc Madeleyn
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Daphne and her four children try to cope with the abrupt death of husband/father. As the family seems to fall apart, a sudden incident gives them a chance to heal their 'broken wings'.

Director: Nir Bergman
Stars: Orly Silbersatz, Maya Maron, Nitai Gvirtz
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Zaza is a 31-year old Israeli bachelor, handsome and intelligent, and his family wants to see him married. But tradition dictates that Zaza has to choose a young virgin. She must be ... See full summary »

Director: Dover Koshashvili
Stars: Lior Ashkenazi, Ronit Elkabetz, Moni Moshonov
S#x Acts (2012)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Inevitable is a realistic paraphrase of a classic teen-movie, a deep dive into the 'Grey zone' of sexual abuse, told through the story of average suburban adolescents. The story takes place... See full summary »

Director: Johnathan Gurfinkel
Stars: Sivan Levy, Eviatar Mor, Roy Nik
Jaffa (2009)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

In the city of Jaffa; a young girl plans to run away with her secret lover, when a tragedy forever changes the course of their lives.

Director: Keren Yedaya
Stars: Dana Ivgy, Moni Moshonov, Ronit Elkabetz
Princess I (2014)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

While her mother is away from home, 12-year-old Adar's role-playing games with her stepfather move into dangerous territory. Seeking an escape, Adar finds Alan-an ethereal boy who joins her on a dark journey between reality and fantasy.

Director: Tali Shalom-Ezer
Stars: Shira Haas, Keren Mor, Ori Pfeffer
Dancing Arabs (2014)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A Palestinian-Israeli boy named Eyad is sent to a prestigious boarding school in Jerusalem, where he struggles with issues of language, culture, and identity.

Director: Eran Riklis
Stars: Tawfeek Barhom, Razi Gabareen, Yaël Abecassis
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Hagit, a young woman with mild mental deficiency, works in a toilet-paper factory. She lives with her mother Sarah, a divorcée who gave up her life for her daughter. Hagit strives for ... See full summary »

Director: Nitzan Giladi
Stars: Moran Rosenblatt, Assi Levy, Roy Assaf
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
... Chelli
... Gabby
... Zohar
... Sveta
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
... Shifra
... Shosh
Carmit Mesilati Kaplan ... Jenny
Edit

Storyline

Cheli, 27, is raising her mentally challenged 24yo sister, Gaby, alone. When the social worker finds out that Cheli leaves Gaby alone in the house while Cheli is at work, Cheli is compelled to place Gaby in a day program. For the first time in her life, Cheli shares Gaby's care with someone else; her daily routine collapses and the huge void left by Gaby's absence makes room for a man in Cheli's life in the shape of Zohar, who inadvertently creates a chink in the sisters' symbiotic relationship. While Cheli hangs on to Zohar's love for all she's worth, her inability to have a normal, intimate, and emotional relationship with anyone but her sister forces them into a twisted threesome, where boundaries between love, sacrifice, nurturing, and torturing are crossed. Written by Liron Ben-Shlush

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Official Facebook | Official Site

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

8 January 2015 (Israel)  »

Also Known As:

At Li Layla  »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

€500,000 (estimated)
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Liron Ben-Shlush (who plays Chelli) is married to Avi Koorman, who directed the movie. They have a son named Evyatar. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Gav HaUma: Episode #1.3 (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

At Li Layla
Performed by Dana Ivgy
Lyrics by Boaz Sharabi
Music by Boaz Sharabi
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A real Gem of a Film
30 October 2016 | by See all my reviews

I am not going to summarize the plot as another reviewer has done so already. I will simply make a few comments so you will see the movie yourself. at first I thought that this was the usual difficult home situation movie like Monster Ball with the typical claustrophobic feeling I get from Israeli movies. The last few scenes made me think otherwise. Wait for it.

Secondly, the Hebrew title is a popular song that is played at the end of the movie. I translate the title as "You're my Night" but my Hebrew is crummy. The English title describes the movie better.

Both Liron Ben-Shlush and Dana Ivgy provide remarkable performances. Ben-Shlush portrays what was must have been a difficult family situation for her. For me, Dana Ivgy is the most remarkable performance. Until now, I have only seen Ivgy play bimbos in Israeli movies to date. As the autistic sister, I didn't recognize her until the credits. There's no Oscar for autism but this is better than Dustin Hoffman in Rainman.


1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 4 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial