People That Are Not Me


Additional Film Info

Anashim Shehem Lo Ani
Israel · 2016 · 80'
DCP · Color

Synopsis & Trailer

Joy is a young woman living in Tel Aviv who has a love-hate relationship with its casual sex scene. Her entire world comes down to her apartment and the street where it is located, the same street where her ex lives, who refuses to keep in touch with her. Joy tries desperately to get him back, refusing to let him go until she runs into Nir, a chatty intellectual, who says and does whatever he wants. In her attempts to be free like him, Joy will be cruel to others and develop an obsessive hunger for touch.

Screen Shot 2016-08-15 at 4.53.25 PMBorn in 1988, Hadas Ben Aroya lived in Tel Aviv, Israel. In 2014, Ben Aroya graduated from the Steve Tisch School of Film at Tel Aviv University. While studying she wrote and directed a short film called “Sex Doll” That participate in the Tel Aviv international student film festival official selection, and won the Gold Panda, Sichuan. “People That Are Not Me” is her first feature film.

Directors, Producers and Crew

Joy - Hadas Ben Aroya
Nir - Yonatan Bar-Or
Oren - Meir Toledano
Yonatan - Netzer Charitt
Michal - Hagar Enosh

Director - Hadas Ben Aroya
Producer - Hadas Ben Aroya
Cinematography - Meidan Arama
Music - Yuval Shenhar
Screenplay - Hadas Ben Aroya
Sound - Neal Gibbs
Editing - Or Lee-Tal
Art Director - Shir Kleiman


Locarno Film Festival - Signs of Life
Mar del Plata IFF - Best Feature Film Award
ZINEBI - Competition - Special Mention
Göteborg International Film Festival
Love Film Festival Tallinn
!f Istanbul Film Festival
L'heure D'hiver
Crossing Europe Film Festival
Créteil International Women's Film Festival - Special Mention
Calgary Underground Film Festival - Jury Award - Best Narrative Feature
Bienal Internacional de Cinema Sonoro
Vilnius Film Festival
D’A Film Festival of Barcelona - Talents D’A 2017 award
Atlantida Film Festival - Premio de la Crítica
Taipei Film Festival
T-Mobile New Horizons Film Festival
Ceau, Cinema! Film Festival
Washington Jewish Film Festival
Pesaro Film Festival
SERET Film Festival