For a large majority of “Losing Alice
,” the people on screen aren’t quite sure what’s happening. The unknowable nature of a partner’s true feelings, the confusion of fleeting glimpses of people who can’t physically be there, and the daily tiny frustrations of film production: all have the potential to make a shaky foundation for a drama series. Add on the idea that what the audience sees is often one fictional layer downward and there are plenty of chances for “Losing Alice
” (premiering on Apple TV+ this week after airing on the Israeli TV network Hot 3 last summer) to lose its way.
It takes a steady hand and a clear eye to make sure that disorientation serves a purpose. Fortunately, writer/director Sigal Avin
has both and plenty more.
After an enigmatic preamble, the series jump starts with the arrival of Sophie (Lihi Kornowski
), an aspiring writer