About The Film
In this warmly affecting cross-generational melodrama, a middle-aged gay American writer numbed by tragedy finds solace in the company of a younger Israeli man. In Tel Aviv to research his latest travelogue, Michael (John Benjamin Hickey) sublets an apartment from handsome filmmaking student Tomer (Niv Nissim). The age and personality chasm between pensive Michael and carefree Tomer lend charm and humor to their odd-couple dynamic. As the pair soaks up Tel Aviv’s hedonistic energy, Michael lowers his guard, inspired to embrace life again. Offering engaging debates on love, sex and identity in a society bucking its traditional roots, writer-director Eytan Fox’s latest entry transcends its milieu as it ponders conflicting desires with sensitivity and intelligence.