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In His Own Words: Eytan Fox Shares a Scene From 'Yossi,' His Sequel to 'Yossi & Jagger'

30 January 2013 7:40 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Below, director Eytan Fox shares a scene from "Yossi," his acclaimed follow-up to "Yossi & Jagger," that premiered at last year's Tribeca Film Festival to great notices. Written by Itay Segal, the sequel picks up with Yossi as a workaholic Tel Aviv doctor who meets a soldier on the road after he’s forced to take a vacation. The film is now playing in New York and is set to open nationally in the coming weeks. The scene I chose from the film is where Yossi goes to visit and confront Lior (Jagger’s) parents.   In "Yossi and Jagger," after Lior's death, Yossi visits Lior’s parents to sit shivah, the Jewish week of mourning. It was there that his friend Yaeli explained that Lior was called "Jagger" by his friends because, "in our eyes he was like a rock star."      It was important for me to shoot this scene in »

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Yossi Movie Review

9 January 2013 2:35 AM, PST | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

Title: Yossi (Ha-Sippur shel Yossi) Strand Releasing Director: Eytan Fox Screenwriter: Itay Segal Cast: Ohad Knoller, Lior Ashkenazi, Orly Silbersatz, Oz Zehavi, Ola Schur Selektar Screened at: Review 2, NYC, 1/8/13 Opens: January 25, 2013 There are many ways that the cultures of Iran and Israel are dissimilar. In Iran’s population there exists not a single homosexual, at least not since 1979. If you can’t believe the president of that country, whom can you believe? In Israel, for example, gays may not always be out of the closet but that macho country happily has no problems with gays in the army. Not only that, but gay men and hetero men  [ Read More ]

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