Eyes Wide Open - The Film
—A.O. Scott, The New York Times
“Haunting, languorously paced tale of a doomed Orthodox Jewish gay couple.”
—Critic's Pick, New York Magazine
“Zohar Strauss is extraordinary as Aaron…Popular Israeli star Ron Danker gives Ezri all the shadings necessary.”
EYES WIDE OPEN
ABOUT THE FILM:
Aaron, a respectable butcher in Jerusalem's ultra-orthodox Jewish community is married to Rivka and is a dedicated father of four children. One day, he meets Ezri, a handsome twenty-two year old student, and soon falls in love with him. He then starts to neglect his family and community life, swept away by his love and lust for Ezri. But guilt, torment and pressure from the community will catch up with him, leading him to make a radical decision.
2009 | Israel | 90 min.
DIRECTOR: Haim Tabakman
producer: Rafael KATZ, PIMPA PRODUCTIONS
screenwriter: Merav Doster
cinematographer: Axel SCHNEPPAT
editor: Dov SHTOYER
ALL DIGITAL FORMATS AVAILABLE
Cannes 2009, Toronto 2009