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Film, "Yossi": A Decade of Grief and Loss

"Yossi": A Decade of Grief and Loss

It's been 10 years since our last glimpse of Yossi Hoffman (Ohad Knoller), in director Eytan Fox's breakthrough drama Yossi & Jagger, about gay lovers in the Israeli military. Built around a fatal raid on Lebanon, that film ended on…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist <i>Mary Lou</i>, Israeli Musical About a Teenage Drag Queen, Makes Its U.S. Premiere Saturday

Mary Lou, Israeli Musical About a Teenage Drag Queen, Makes Its U.S. Premiere Saturday

"Courage," declares the gay teenage protagonist in Mary Lou, "is sometimes nothing more than an outburst of great despair." Meir (Ido Rozenberg) plainly needs someone to tell him it gets better in Israeli director Eytan Fox's queer-centric musical fable, especially…
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Film, FilmCap

Antarctica

Gay film slipped palatably out of Israel's closet with the films of Eytan Fox, who with his partner Gal Uchovsky made Yossi & Jagger, The Bubble, and the subliminally homoerotic Walk on Water. But writer-director Yair Hochner takes it to…
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Calendar, Night&Day Antarctica

Antarctica

Gay film slipped palatably out of Israel’s closet with the films of Eytan Fox, who, with his partner Gal Uchovsky, made Yossi & Jagger, The Bubble, and the subliminally homoerotic Walk on Water. But writer-director Yair Hochner takes it to…
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Calendar, Night&Day Love, Israeli Style

Love, Israeli Style

Eytan Fox is the hottest director in Israel. Until quite recently, that would've been the quintessential example of damning with faint praise. But the tiny country's film industry is enjoying an incredible year, with prizes from all the right festivals:…
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Film, Road Rules: Israel

Road Rules: Israel

Most contemporary thrillers aren't concerned with moral dilemmas; the emphasis is on action and intrigue. The Israeli film Walk on Water -- which, conveniently for American audiences, is primarily in English (the rest is Hebrew and German with English subtitles)…
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