Neo-Noir Psychological Thriller 'Losing Alice' Coming to Apple TV+

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Apple today announced that it will co-produce neo-noir psychological thriller "Losing Alice" from creator, writer, and director Sigal Avin. The series will debut on Apple TV+, but a release date has yet to be provided.


Apple describes "Losing Alice" as a "thrilling cinematic journey that uses flashbacks and flash-forwards in a satisfyingly complex narrative that takes the viewer through the conscious and subconscious of its protagonist's mind." The series will follow Alice, a 48-year-old female film director who "feels irrelevant since raising her family."
After a brief encounter on the train, she becomes obsessed with a 24-year-old screenwriter femme fatale, Sophie (played by Lihi Kornowski), and eventually surrenders her moral integrity in order to achieve power, relevance and success.

Through the prism of this female Faust, the series explores issues such as jealousy, guilt, fear of aging, and the complex relationships women have among themselves and each other. But above all, "Losing Alice" is a love letter for the still-too-rare female director.
Alice will be played by Ayelet Zurer.



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yaxomoxay

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Honestly I can't stand flashbacks and flashforwards anymore. It's an overused trick; heck even "Bloodline" (I am finishing S3) is now full of them (plus an atrocious overuse of dialogue with dead people). "This is Us", "Lost" (which also had flash sideways), etc... it's getting seriously overused.
Hopefully this series will do it in a sensible manner.
 

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Apple describes "Losing Alice" as a "thrilling cinematic journey that uses flashbacks and flash-forwards in a satisfyingly complex narrative that takes the viewer through the conscious and subconscious of its protagonist's mind."
A whole lotta words that say nothing.

I don’t hold out much hope.
 

Ar40

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A whole lotta words that say nothing.

I don’t hold out much hope.
Have some faith. Based on Apple's previous TV+ output, they are 90% on choosing amazing shows. Also, every Israeli drama I've seen (on any platform) has been solid. Israel isn't a big enough country to sustain expensive productions that are not good. Also, Ayelet is an established Hollywood actress, she was amazing in Daredevil as Kingpin's wife.

And, Tehran, the previous Apple pickup out of Israel has already gotten top reviews (it is already airing in Israel).
 
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Honestly I can't stand flashbacks and flashforwards anymore. It's an overused trick; heck even "Bloodline" (I am finishing S3) is now full of them (plus an atrocious overuse of dialogue with dead people). "This is Us", "Lost" (which also had flash sideways), etc... it's getting seriously overused.
Hopefully this series will do it in a sensible manner.
Couldn't agree more. It's one of the laziest forms of story structure. So is the Black Swan, Girl on A Train... trope which is a shame because I'm a huge fan of neo-noir, and we do need more strong complex female characters.
 

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Wow, this is the type of TV show I have been waiting for.
No young ladies doing the lead role. Instead a mature female role w/ no glamour and just psychological depth.
Can I yell hell yeah for this project?
 
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eicarr

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I was so excited when they announced Apple TV+. Now I can't imagine paying after the free trial for more slow dry un-fun content in need of a lot of editing. This show seems more of the same. Hoping they use their money to buy a studio library and/or get a head of the service that turns things around in a couple of years.
 
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