Tuesday, June 15, 2010

FILM FESTIVAL PREVIEW: Eyes Wide Open

Starting this week, I'll be previewing the films from the upcoming Los Angeles Film Festival, Frameline Film Festival and OUTFEST.

To start off, a wonderful gay film NOT playing at Outfest but at the Los Angeles Film Festival, which kicks off this Thursday evening with the screening of Lisa Cholodenko's new feature, The Kids Are Alright (check back tomorrow for a review!).

Eyes Wide Open is set in Jerusalem and involves two Orthodox Jewish men who fall in love.

Aaron is a devout father of four, and he is confused by his growing attraction to his new apprentice, Ezri. Their relationship develops into a sexual one, leading Aaron to struggle with the harsh polarity between his religious beliefs and that of his heart.

The film premiered at the Cannes Film Festival. Intense is putting it lightly - a deeply emotional film. Catch the trailer the below.

It plays Sunday, June 20th at 7:00 pm, and again no Thursday, June 24th at 10:00 PM. Tickets can be purchased by clicking here for the LAFF site.

1 comment:

xkitamura said...

I watched this film last year in Mix Brasil Festival, here in Brazil. I liked it, it's very realistic, but kind of sad.
But it's a good film!