|Marcus||Date: Saturday, 2015-11-14, 4:07 PM | Message # 1|
Set in Tel Aviv, this intense, melancholy drama focuses on Jonathan, a gangly and romantic gay teenager who faces an early-life crisis when he
finds himself abandoned by his lover. Frustrated by his self-absorbed
mother and horde of pot-head friends who invade his apartment,
Jonathan's passions are rekindled after he befriends Thomas, the
handsome, HIV-positive older son of his upstairs neighbor. Their budding
yet tentative relationship provides the backdrop for this ambitious,
thought-provoking social and sexual drama which touches upon such issues
as AIDS, death, drug abuse, the gay milieu of Tel Aviv and family
Although the film overreaches, it remains a serious, thought-provoking
gay drama. Amos Gutman, the filmmaker, died of AIDS in 1993 shortly
after the release of this film.
(Hebrew with English subtitles)
|yianang||Date: Sunday, 2015-11-15, 3:50 AM | Message # 2|
|One of the earliest Israeli entries to the Gay Film canon. Historically important.