Nov 052013
 

More and more films are emerging to entertain the LGBT community.  Here is the latest from Israel.

IFF2013 Melting Away

The Israel Film Festival, which has been consistently LGBT-friendly, this year brings us Melting Away (2011), the moving story of a transgender woman and her family. Synopsis below:

The discovery of Assaf secretly being a cross-dresser is too much for Shlomo and so he banishes his child from home. Years later, Gallia hires a private detective to find their son, as Shlomo is dying from cancer. The detective finds Anna, the beautiful transgendered singer at a Tel Aviv nightclub. This heartfelt drama of family, love, and understanding was conceived in reaction to the deadly attack on the Tel Aviv LGBT Youth Centre and shock of parents refusing to visit their injured children.

The movie has been rated R21 (why am I not surprised?) and is in Hebrew with English subtitles Another queer film coming from Israel appears to be Yossi (2013), the story of a gay man finding love in an unexpected place.

I still think the best lesbian movie to-date is “Desert Hearts.”

paula

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