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Eyes Wide Open

A Film by: Haim Tabakman
(Israel, 2009, 91 min, Hebrew, English subtitles, Cast: Ran Danker, Zohar Shtrauss, Tinkerbell,Tzhai Grad, Isaac Sharry).


Aaron, an ultra-Orthodox butcher, is happily married with four children and
a loving wife. But when he hires a handsome but homeless young man,
Ezri, as an apprentice, he finds there to be something more between them than just a friendship. As Aaron and Ezri begin a sexual relationship, Aaron finds himself torn between his wife, his community, his God, and his intense feelings for his apprentice. And the forces opposing his relationship continue to grow.


Festival and Awards

* Cannes 2009 - Official Selection - Un Certain Regard
* Toronto 2009 - Contemporary World Cinema

* Best Film – Ghent International Film Festival
* Best Actor (Zohar Shtrauss) – Jerusalem Film Festival
* John Schlesinger Award – Palm Springs International Film Festival

* "Eros and Psyche" main prize  - Medfilm Festival

From the Press
TOP 10 Best Israeli Gay Movies (The Gay UK / July 23, 2014)
Passion and Identity Crisis in a Pious Community (New York Times 

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