Israel isn’t generally known as an epicenter for gay cinema or independent drama, but director Eytan Fox made a big splash on the international-film scene with his 2002 effort Yossi & Jagger
, which told the story of two men serving in the Israel Defense Forces who fall in love but differ on how open they can be about their relationship. Despite being produced on a slim budget, the movie was a critical and commercial success in Israel and fared well on the art-house circuit in Europe and America. A decade after the arrival of Yossi & Jagger
, Fox has returned to the story of his principal character in the drama Yossi
, which finds the protagonist st...