You really have to admire a director like Haim Tabakman for bringing a story like this to the screen and getting it shown at Cannes with all the subsequent distribution. It is an important film, very affecting in the way it charts the development of this gay relationship and how it succumbs to pressure in the Orthodox Jewish community. It is the best kind of political filmmaking in that it does not seek to criticise the religion or the community, but rather to suggest a shift in attitudes is necessary to prevent such upright, decent people being forced to live in misery with insoluble conflicts. By showing us two very real human beings caught up in daily life with very little in the way of obvious dramatics, it would make any feeling-hearted person think twice about something they may have disregarded up to that point. In this way it is a bit like Brokeback Mountain, but the much shorter running time means that it has a much greater focus - most of it takes place within one district of Jerusalem. In addition it packs quite an emotional punch, but always holding back, somehow ... The visual style is quite restrained, giving time to the minutiae of everyday life in a way that speaks across the cultural divide, and avoiding any sense of the superficial, which must be difficult to achieve for all the naturalness of the effect. Ran Danker is very beautiful to look at as well, an observation which may seem superficial in itself, but which doesn't detract from the experience! And it's just my reaction, not something the film is trying to tell us.