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Beautiful and Haunting Drama,
This review is from: Eyes Wide Open [DVD]  (DVD)
What I liked about Eyes Wide Open was that, though set in Israel, it is neither a film based on shock factor nor is it a film that focused on an attack or even really comments on religion. The film doesn't rely on sensationalism, and though it is based in a rather unusual setting- that of the most Orthodox area within Israel, it is instead a very sombre story of two people dealing with forbidden love.
The film is done beautifully, with breathtaking shots of a place I've wanted to visit my entire life. The characters are developed well, and I felt myself truly sympathising with the hardships of their relationships. I think a lot of that has to do with the feeling of restraint the film evokes, with glances exchanged or a fleeting touch.
Though the film is short, about 90 minutes approximately, the fantastic acting and well thought out script leave the viewer not only wanting more, but truly immersed in the lives of these men.