Cleveland International Film Festival } March 29 – April 9, 2017 Presented by Dollar Bank



Year: 2012
Country: ISRAEL
Run Time: 84 minutes


When he was in the Israeli Army, Yossi loved a fellow soldier who died in his arms in Lebanon. Now a dedicated cardiologist, he barricades himself behind his job and empty encounters through the internet. Even his co-workers can’t break down his defenses so his supervisor orders him to take a vacation. On his trip, Yossi gives a ride to four soldiers stranded while on leave. One of them is openly gay and begins trying to lure Yossi out of hiding and back into the dangerous and wonderful world of real emotions and, most frightening of all, love. Yossi, with a soldier’s instinct, knows the art of defense. But young Tom’s beauty, charm, and open love of life may just be a force too powerful to resist. Told in an honest and direct style, YOSSI is the warm and charming story of a man learning to once again open his heart to the possibility of happiness. (In Hebrew with subtitles) – C.R.


CIFF37 Screenings

Tower City Cinemas

Thursday, April 04, 2013 at 7:20 PM

Friday, April 05, 2013 at 2:25 PM

10% Cinema
Jewish and Israeli Visions


Eytan Fox

Moshe Edry, Leon Edry, Eytan Fox, Amir Harel, Ayelet Kait

Itay Segal

Guy Raz

Yosef Grunfeld

Principal Cast
Ohad Knoller, Oz Zehavi, Lior Ashkenazi, Orly Silbersatz, Ola Schur Selektar

Director Bio
Eytan Fox was born in New York, New York in 1964. His parents emigrated to Jerusalem where he studied at the Tel Aviv Film School and served in the army. He has written, produced, and directed shorts, feature films, and programs for Israeli TV. His work focuses on the issues of sexuality in the military and in the culture of Israel.

Select Filmography
"Shirat Ha'Sirena" (1994), "Yossi and Jagger" (2002), "Walk on Water" (2004), "The Bubble" (2006), YOSSI (2012)

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