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  • Israel’s Eytan Fox puts frosting on ‘Cupcakes’

    By Tom Tugend

    April 17, 2014 | 2:54 pm

    The name Eytan Fox instantly evokes two associations. The New York-born director is one of Israel’s most accomplished filmmakers, and he is the country’s most visible and outspoken gay personality.

    Fox’s films, like “Yossi & Jagger,” “Yossi” and “Walk on Water” revolve around gay...

  • One Israeli Creation for the Weekend

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    April 5, 2013 | 1:36 pm

    Six neighbors (Five women and one man,) gather every year to watch the a worldwide, TV broadcast song contest, Universong. In their latest gathering, they discover that Anat, a member of the gang, was just left by her husband. In a moment of friendship, they spontaneously compose a...

  • ‘Yossi’ gets second chance at love

    By Tom Tugend

    January 30, 2013 | 4:33 pm

    Yossi, the central character in the new eponymous Israeli movie, has changed over the past 10 years, and so have Israel and the world.

    In 2002, director Eytan Fox introduced him in “Yossi & Jagger,” which became Israel’s highest-grossing film abroad, up to that time.

    The...

  • Israeli filmmakers garner praise in Berlin

    February 22, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    "I Have Never Forgotten You," a documentary on the life and work of Nazi Hunter Simon Wiesenthal, was warmly received at the prestigious Berlin International Film Festival, which concluded this week.

    The Hollywood Reporter praised the film as "a moving testament ... that will be...

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  • Fox Takes ‘Walk’ Down Provocative Path

    By Tom Tugend

    February 24, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    Israeli director Eytan Fox makes films that open on a rousing patriotic note of rugged Israelis battling the enemy, before gradually exposing the chinks in his country's macho culture.

    His widely acclaimed "Yossi & Jagger" began with an elite Israeli unit facing infiltrators from...

  • Gay Romeo Tale Set on Mideast Stage

    By Tom Tugend

    February 24, 2005 | 7:00 pm

     

    Astute trend-spotters have noticed a new genre -- "Love Across the Green Line" -- in which Israeli boy meets Palestinian girl, or variations on this theme, like boy meets boy.

    Four productions along these lines have been followed by the incipient courtship between Ariel Sharon and...

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