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Haifa Film Festival 2018 to open with 'The Other Story', close with 'First Man'

Haifa Film Festival 2018 to open with 'The Other Story', close with 'First Man'

The festival programme includes a tribute to director Agnès Varda.

Haifa International Film Festival has unveiled the opening and closing night films, as well as a series of other additions to the programme, for its 34th edition (September 22 - October 1).

The festival will open with The Other Story, directed by Ari Nesher and starring Sasson Gabai, Joy Rieger, Yuval Segal, Maya Dagan and Nathan Goshen.

Co-written by Nesher and psychologist Noam Shpancer, the film follows a young secular woman who decides to get engaged to a hedonistic musician now living as an ultra-Orthodox Jew. This causes her divorced parents and

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