Queerguru’s Ris Fatah reviews CONCERNED CITIZEN about a liberal gay couple getting a reality check moving into ‘up and coming’ district in Tel Aviv

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  Concerned Citizen (Ezrah Mudag) is an intense, award-winning, Israeli drama. Ben (Shlomi Betonov) and his partner Raz (Ariel Wolf) move into a beautiful light-filled apartment in an up-and-coming area in South Tel Aviv. The area is vibrant and multicultural but has its fair share of social issues. Ben and Raz are optimistic about their … Continue reading

Queerguru’s Ris Fatah reviews the Israeli speedo clad drama THE SWIMMER

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  Erez, a talented young Israeli swimmer, is one of five swimmers selected for a special residential training camp. The swimmers are in competition with each other and the winner will be chosen to join the Israeli Olympic swimming team. Erez (Omer Perelman) meets the beautiful, muscular Nevo (Asaf Jonas), a fellow swimmer at the … Continue reading

Marry Me However : when closeted religious Jews try to play ‘straight’

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  The sheer joy (if joy is the correct description) of excellent queer documentaries like “Marry Me However” is that it helps bring a greater understanding how of the struggles of accepting one’s sexuality in some parts of the world causes such unimaginable problems.  In this case Israeli director  (Rabbi) Mordechai Vardi’s intriguing film outlines … Continue reading

From Queerguru archives : A MATTER OF SIZE a 2009 Israeli ‘coming out movie’ of a different kind

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  Herzi (Itzik Cohen) is a very likable obese man, living in a small town in Israel, who gets mad when he is thrown out of his Dieting Club by its skinny tyrannical leader who calls him a whale cos he is actually putting on weight.  To make matters worse,  he then gets fired from … Continue reading

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