Over-the-top comedy about a gay American couple traveling to Israel with their adopted son for his bar mitzvah and grappling with a wacky “tour guide.”
Director: Eytan Fox IL 2018, international premiere, English/Hebrew with English subtitles Production: Adama Pictures, Israel International distribution: Blackpills, Israel Cast: Ilan Peled, Elon Gold, Dan Clark, Amanda Barrie
Over-the-top comedy series about Jozen and Seth, a gay American couple traveling to Israel with their 13-year-old adopted son Angel for his bar mitzvah. They immediately have to contend with Lily, a tour guide and eventmanager who is as hyper as she is incompetent (acted by well-known Israeli drag artist Ilan Peled). Nothing unfolds as planned, mother-in-law Hilary complains all the time, and then Angel outs himself as straight! Like it or not, after the initial shock, the proud fathers have to accept that their son is ... different. A grandiose swipe at clichés about Israel and gender, and superb entertainment in bite-size episodes. We will show the entire turbulent series, which was designed for smartphones, en bloc on the big screen.
THE BAR MITZVAH (IL 2018) CUPCAKES (IL 2013) THE BUBBLE (IL 2006) WALK ON WATER (IL 2004) YOSSI & JAGGER (IL 2002) THE SONG OF THE SIREN (IL 1994
Director Eytan Fox, born in 1964, and producer and co-author Gal Uchovsky, born in 1958, are an Israeli filmmaker couple who often take up queer life in Israel in the feature films they create, including YOSSI & JAGGER and THE BUBBLE, which have enjoyed international success. Uchovsky is also deeply involved in the gay movement and was a jury member on the Israeli talent show “Kokhav Nolad” through 2018.