Eyes Wide Open

Einaym Pkuhot (Israel, Germany, France)

Directed by:
Haim Tabakman
Zohar Strauss, Ran Danker, Tinkerbel
TIFF edition:

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...

Awards & Festivals: Cannes 2009 (Un Certain Regard), Stockholm 2009, Grand Prix - Ghent 2009, Best Actor (Zohar Shtrauss) - Ierusalim 2009, John Schlesinger Award - Palm Springs 2010