Losing Alice
GenrePsychological thriller
Created bySigal Avin
Screenplay bySigal Avin
Directed bySigal Avin
Starring
Country of originIsrael
Original languageHebrew
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes8
Production
Executive producers
  • Sigal Avin
  • Guy Levi
  • Tamar Mozes-Borovitz
  • Nadiv Palti
  • Jonathan Paran
Producers
  • Keren Noyman
  • Idit Paran
  • Rachel Paran
CinematographyRotem Yaron
EditorYael Hersonski
Production companyDori Media Group
Distributor
Release
Original networkHot 3
Original releaseJune 18, 2020 (2020-06-18)

Losing Alice is an Israeli psychological thriller television series created, written, and directed by Sigal Avin for the Israeli channel Hot 3. The series follows a 48-year-old film director, Alice, whose career has slowed down while raising her three daughters, until she meets a young screenwriter, Sophie, who she quickly becomes obsessed with.[1]

The series premiered in Israel on June 18, 2020 on Hot 3.[2] It premiered internationally on January 22, 2021 on Apple TV+.[3]

Plot

The series follows Alice Ginor (Ayelet Zurer), a 48-year-old esteemed filmmaker who feels stuck professionally, old externally, no longer relevant and tired in the face of the endless energy of her three daughters, whom she raises together with David (Gal Toren), a successful and coveted actor. One day, in a chance meeting on the train, Alice meets Sophie (Lihi Kornowski), a promising young femme fatale screenwriter in her 20s, who introduces herself as a fan of Alice and dreams that Alice will direct the script she wrote. Sophie's talent, youth and erupting sexuality arouse Alice, who develops an obsession with her and puts her into her professional, family and sexual life. In what appears to be a conscious choice, Alice is drawn into Sophie's dark and destructive world, and as the plot progresses and twists it is no longer clear who has penetrated whose life, who takes and who gives, and who will lead whom to the fatal end.

Cast

Episodes

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal release date
1"The Encounter"Sigal AvinSigal AvinJune 18, 2020 (2020-06-18)
2"The Visit"Sigal AvinSigal AvinJune 25, 2020 (2020-06-25)
3"The Bond"Sigal AvinSigal AvinJuly 2, 2020 (2020-07-02)
4"The Obsession"Sigal AvinSigal AvinJuly 9, 2020 (2020-07-09)
5"The Paranoia"Sigal AvinSigal AvinJuly 16, 2020 (2020-07-16)
6"The Bad Reader"Sigal AvinSigal AvinJuly 23, 2020 (2020-07-23)
7"The Scene"Sigal AvinSigal AvinJuly 30, 2020 (2020-07-30)
8"The End"Sigal AvinSigal AvinAugust 6, 2020 (2020-08-06)

Production

Originally airing on Hot 3 in Israel, Apple announced in June 2020, that it had partnered with Dori Media productions and Hot to co-produce and exclusively stream Losing Alice internationally on Apple TV+.[4]

Critical reception

On review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, Losing Alice holds an approval rating of 75% based on 16 reviews, with an average rating of 7.5/10. The website's critical consensus reads, "Twisty and thrilling, if a tad long, Losing Alice is an engaging psychological drama with style to spare."[5] On Metacritic, which uses a weighted average, it has a score of 75 out of 100 based on 5 reviews, indicating “generally favorable reviews”.[6]

References

  1. ^ Steinberg, Jessica (2020-08-03). "Actress Ayelet Zurer packs a punch in psychological thriller 'Losing Alice'". The Times of Israel. Archived from the original on 2021-01-02. Retrieved 2021-01-08.
  2. ^ "הסדרות החדשות של HOT ל-2020". tvbee. 2020-02-25. Archived from the original on 2020-05-17. Retrieved 2021-01-09.
  3. ^ Kanter, Jake (2020-11-19). "Apple Sets January Premiere Date For Its Israeli Neo-Noir Series 'Losing Alice' – Update". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on 2021-01-09. Retrieved 2021-01-09.
  4. ^ Rahman, Abid (June 26, 2020). "Apple Picks Up Israeli Neo-Noir Series 'Losing Alice'". The Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on January 21, 2021. Retrieved January 22, 2021.
  5. ^ "Losing Alice: Season 1". Rotten Tomatoes. Archived from the original on February 13, 2021. Retrieved February 15, 2021.
  6. ^ "Losing Alice". Metacritic. Archived from the original on January 26, 2021. Retrieved January 28, 2021.