Saturday, September 12, 2009

Eyes Wide Open

In brief:
Story that sometimes looks more like a documentary about a tradition and fundamentalist Jewish community in Jerusalem and how its members cope with those who veer from the path.

Director told us that the cinematographer came from a documentary background. Shot on location. Excellent performances. Sometimes the narrative rambles a bit. Similar story-arc to "Brokeback Mountain," but the main character is more difficult to relate to than the Heath Ledger tortured soul -- perhaps because his day-to-day life is so dissimilar to anything a North American would understand.

It really need another title so people won't confuse it with the Stanley Kubrick film.

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