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Strand Takes Eytan Fox's 'Yossi'; Heading to Fall Fests Prior to 2013 Release

Thompson on Hollywood By Sophia Savage | Thompson on Hollywood June 12, 2012 at 4:27PM

Strand Releasing takes North American rights to Israel's "Yossi," from director Eytan Fox. The film, which debuted at Tribeca to strong reviews, is the director's follow up to "Yossi & Jagger," and features Ohad Knoller again in the titular role. In "Yossi," he plays a lonely workaholic doctor in Tel Aviv who is sent on vacation by his boss; when he meets a group of soldiers, he is shaken awake. 


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"Yossi"
"Yossi"

Strand Releasing takes North American rights to Israel's "Yossi," from director Eytan Fox. The film, which debuted at Tribeca to strong reviews, is the director's follow up to "Yossi & Jagger," and features Ohad Knoller again in the titular role. In "Yossi," he plays a lonely workaholic doctor in Tel Aviv who is sent on vacation by his boss; when he meets a group of soldiers, he is shaken awake. 



Strand also released "Yossi & Jagger" in 2003 and Knoller's "The Bubble" in 2005. They will bring the film to fall festivals before an early 2013 theatrical release. Here's TOH's David D'Arcy on the Premiere at Tribeca, Sell at Cannes Israeli model.

From D'Arcy's Tribeca wrap up of recommended films:

Israel had one of the strongest delegations at Tribeca this year. "Yossi" is the sequel to "Yossi & Jagger," Fox’s 2002 drama about gay love at an Israeli army outpost. His latest follows the surviving soldier of that couple, a cardiologist, into hospital rooms and on a long journey with today’s soldiers. Poignant and clever, it’s a wry comedy, and a reflection on casualties in a country that exalts its military and lives with war.


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.