The Other Woman

Love and other impossible pursuits, 2009

The Other Woman

[SIDS, Child loss, Infertility] Emilia (Natalie Portman) is a young lawyer from New York, who in a short time has seen her life come to tragedy: she and her husband Jack (Scott Cohen) have separated following the death of their only daughter, Isabel, from SIDS. Emilia views this loss as a punishment, particularly after finding out she is sterile, and cannot move on with her life by having more children. Now she must come to terms with her step-son, William (Charlie Tahan), who upsets her with constant references to her late little girl (including saying that under the terms of Jewish law, Isabel did not live long enough to be considered a full human being).