Ayelet Zurer first garnered the attention of world wide audiences after Steven Spielberg cast her as Eric Bana’s wife in the Oscar nominated film “Munich”. Ayelet has gone on to do many other films including starring opposite Tom Hanks in the box office hit “Angels & Demons”, directed by Ron Howard and later playing opposite Russell Crowe in “Man of Steel” directed by Zack Snyder.
Losing Alice is a new Apple TV original limited series starring Ayelet Zurer that has been released worldwide this January 2021. Written and directed by Sigal Avin, “Losing Alice” is a neo-noir psychological thriller that follows a female film director in her 40s, Alice Ginor (Ayelet Zurer) as she becomes increasingly immersed in a tumultuous relationship with a novice female screenwriter Sophie Marciano after the two briefly meet on a train.
Having achieved a lot of success and acclaim early in her career, Alice is now a dutiful wife and working mother raising three children, yet she is feeling irrelevant, powerless, and uninspired as a filmmaker and artist. After reading Sophie’s screenplay and feeling compelled that she must direct it, Alice is reignited and energized by Sophie’s story and her youthful flair and uninhibited exuberance.
However, as she dives deep into her quest to bring her vision to the screen, Alice eventually surrenders some of her moral integrity in order to achieve self-fulfillment, significance, and purpose again. Through the lens of a female Faustian tale, the eight-episode series explores such contemporary issues as the insecurities of aging and staying relevant, working-mom guilt and sacrifice, spousal conflict and compromise, and the complex relationships women have with themselves and one another.
Losing Alice is a thrilling cinematic journey and a rich complex narrative that takes the viewer through the conscious and subconscious of Alice’s mind as the twists and turns of the story unfold. Apple has partnered with Dori Media and HOT on this series. It premiered at Tribeca’s We Are One: A Global Film Festival, showed in competition at Canneséries and can be seen on Apple TV everywhere since January.
As concerned the protagonist, Ayelet is one of Israel’s most acclaimed actresses. Her unique talent won her the Israeli Film Academy Award for her starring role as the title character in “Nina’s Tragedies” and the Israeli Television Academy for Best Actress Award for her heart-breaking role in “In Therapy”. She was also nominated for her role in “Stisel” and won again for her lead role in “Bnei Aruba” for which she also won the Golden Nymph award at Monte-Carlo, Europe’s largest television festival. Moreover, her lead role in the film “Milada” earned her a nomination for best leading actress at the Czech Lion Awards.
Ayelet’s other work includes Sony’s “Vantage Point”, with Dennis Quaid and William Hurt, Samuel Goldwyn’s “Fugitive Pieces” along Stephen Dillane, Lawrence Kasdan’s “Darling Companion”, Paul Schrader’s “Adam Resurrected” with Jeff Goldblum, “Last day in the desert” with Ewan McGregor, Last Knights opposite Clive Owen, MGM’s “Ben Hur” and the successful Marvel series “Daredevil” opposite Vincent D’Onofrio.
Aylet’s performance in the lead role of ‘Alice’ in the Apple TV original limited series “Losing Alice” was recognized by critics as “brilliant”, “a work of art” and a “nuanced tour de force”. Futhermore, Ayelet is currently shooting a role on next season’s “You” for Netflix.
Ayelet is also a writer and illustrator. She illustrated two adult books, “Shorts”, short stories by Paulo Coelho and the best seller “Badolina” by Gabi Nitazn. She also published her book “As of Now” which she wrote and illustrated.