Anywhere Else ©J.Praus
Anywhere Else

COMEDY, DRAMA, LOVE STORY, TRAGICOMEDY // 84 Min. // 2014 // 15+*
DIRECTOR: Ester Amrami //SCREENPLAY: Ester Amrami, Momme Peters
CAST: Neta Riskin, Golo Euler, Hana Laslo, Hana River
Noa has been living in Berlin for eight years now. She is about to graduate from university and recently moved in with her German boyfriend Jörg. Although everything should be running smoothly, she suddenly experiences a personal crisis. That is why Noa decides to take a break and spontaneously flies back to Israel. Just a short holiday in her homeland. Sun, food, family, speaking her own language … it’s all doing her a lot of good. Suddenly Noa’s grandmother is hospitalized which is the perfect excuse to extend her stay, thus suppressing the problems which await her in Berlin. But everyday life hunts her down in Israel faster than she could ever have imagined. Old problems resurface and new ones appear. The pressure she felt in Berlin comes to a boil, as her grandmother’s condition rapidly deteriorates. Ironically she feels just as misunderstood in her homeland as she already felt in Berlin. When Jörg has to show up, Noa‘s two carefully separated worlds collide. FESTIVALS: Berlinale 2014 (Perspektive Deutsches Kino), Sao Paulo 2014
AWARDS: Dialogue en perspective Award Berlin 2014, Independent Camera Award 2014, Grand Prix, Special Mention of the Ecumenical Jury & Audience Award Kiev 2014

*Audience members under the age of 15 must be accompanied by a parent or adult guardian.

Ester Amrami was born in Israel in 1979. She moved to Berlin in 2003 and began studying at the Konrad Wolf University of Film and Television in Potsdam-Babelsberg in 2005. Her other works include Berlin Diary (2005), Isi Come Isi Go (2009), and Two Men and a Table (Zwei Männer und ein Tisch, 2011).