Alex, an aging painter, invites Jonathan, a young man, to paint his portrait. They have breakfast together in the studio. They start working, and Jonathan has trouble modeling. Alex instructs him using an old self-portrait. Alex goes to the bathroom. Jonathan discovers a pile of homosexual drawings. He examines himself in the mirror, while Alex secretly watches. Alex talks about his childhood in the Kibbutz. He reveals that he is a homosexual. Jonathan denies any such tendencies. Alex persuades Jonathan to model in the nude. They move to the sofa, where Alex becomes bolder in his advances. Alex goes to bring a towel, and examines his wrinkles in the mirror, emotionally stirred. He returns and tries to force himself unto Jonathan. They fight and Jonathan escapes, leaving Alex alone.
An artist. A muse. Love, Beauty and Death.
Did You Know?
The film is dedicated to the memory of Yossi Yablonka, who played the role of Alex, the painter, and died after filming, without having seen the finished work. See more