Eyes Wide Open

Haim Tabakman
{WINNER - Palm Springs Int'l Film Festival 2010 - John Schlesinger Award for Outstanding First Feature} {WINNER - Cape Winelands Film Festival 2010 - Grand Prix Award, Feature Films} {Official Selection - Cannes Film Festival 2009 - Un Certain Regard} {Official Selection - Toronto Int'l Film Festival 2009} Aaron, a butcher and a devout family man in Jerusalem's ultra-orthodox Jewish community, has his quiet existence interrupted one day when Erzi, a handsome, young Yeshiva student, happens on his shop. Intrigued by the young man, Aaron offers Erzi a job, and over time becomes his friend and mentor. The two men, working side by side, grow closer, and soon other feelings surface. As their forbidden desire for each other grows, Aaron begins to neglect his business and his family. But guilt, torment and pressure from the community lead him to make a radical decision.

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