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EYES WIDE OPEN

Production: Pimpa Film Productions; Riva Filmproduktion, Totally ProductionGenre: Drama
Director: Haim TabakmanLength: 100 min
DoP: Axel SchneppatFormat: 35mm
Date of Shoot: Autumn 2008
Place of Shoot: Israel
Release: 17.08.2009 in Israel
           20.05.2010 in Germany
Status: completed


Work of Christian Vennefrohne:
line producer for RIVA Film Produktion

Synopsis:

A gay love-story in Jerusalem that is doomed from the start due to social and religious barriers. A type of “Brokeback Mountain” in the Jewish-orthodox community.

Cast:

  • Zohar Strauss
  • Ran Danker
  • Tinkerbell
  • Tzahi Grad


Festivals und Prizes:

  • Un certain regard Festival Cannes 2009
  • Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2009 (Prague)
  • Jerusalem Film Festival 2009; commendatory mentioning und best male actor
  • Toronto International Film Festival 2009
  • Ghent Film Festival 2009; Grand Prize for Best Film