"Western society teaches young people that they are all special little unicorns. Well, I'm not. And I wanted to make a film about all those people who grew up thinking they were unicorns." Hadas Ben Aroya (Director)
Israel's fresh Frances Ha!
Joy can't let go of her ex, can't fall in love with the new guy, and can't stop sleeping around with strangers. Joy runs a whole gamut of emotions when it comes to sex and love. This is a story about young people in Tel Aviv, who yearn for intimacy and are also terrified by it; who talk endlessly but never say anything authentic. Written and directed by the witty, courageous first timer Hadas Ben Aroya, who's also the star, People That Are Not Me is a sincere look at Tel Aviv's millenials, as they try to be intimate and end up being sarcastic. Already tagged the Frances Ha of Israel, this simple joyride of a film will leave you quivering afterwards, with one of the most whimsically awkward closing scenes of recent years.
2016 LOCARNO, MAR DEL PLATA
Hadas Ben Aroya was born in 1988 in Israel. She graduated from the Steve Tisch School of Film at Tel Aviv University. She wrote and directed a short film called Sex Doll (2013) and won the Gold Panda at the Tel Aviv international student film festival. People That Are Not Me (2016) is her first feature.