Israeli Drama "Yossi" premiers at the Coral Gables Cinema

From February 15 through 28, 2013.

The tender and emotionally gripping Israeli film, Yossi (which screened to critical praise at the Tribeca Film Festival) begins its exclusive Miami run on Friday, February 15th at the Coral Gables Art Cinema in 2K Digital Cinema Projection. Returning from his award-winning role in Eytan Fox’s Yossi & Jagger (2002) actor Ohad Knoller is Yossi, a closeted gay man now living a solitary existence in Tel Aviv. Nostalgia, romance, and a breakdown of emotional barriers heat up the mix in this film that speaks to a wide audience.

Fox draws the viewer into a delicate world of grief and redemption, all the while illuminating the changing social and political landscape for the Israeli gay community. After a chance encounter at work with a woman from his past, the overworked surgeon Yossi decides that he finally needs some time away. On a road trip to a weekend resort in Eilat, he befriends a group of young, active-duty soldiers who display a contemporary acceptance of homosexuality. Personal and the political issues come together: one man learns to believe in the possibility of new love while Israel’s longstanding policy of integrating gays and lesbians into their army presents a practical impact.

Filmed on location in Tel Aviv and the Israeli countryside, Yossi is a quintessentially Israeli film (with Hebrew music by the Keren Ann) and a universal one. NPR says, “Funny, exuberant and shamelessly seductive, Yossi is an unabashedly populist entertainment with a spirit conciliatory enough to melt the heart of any naysayer.” Gables Cinema Director Robert Rosenberg says, “We are excited to bring a new film to South Florida from one of Israel’s leading filmmakers, Eytan Fox, and one that touches on such deeply human and contemporary issues.”

Tickets for all screenings are $11.50 and under and are available for purchase in advance on the Cinema’s website at or in person at the box office during regular screening hours.

Coral Gables Art Cinema
260 Aragon Avenue
Coral Gables, FL 33134

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