Eyes Wide Open  עיניים פקוחות

Bryn Mawr Film Institute
824 West Lancaster Avenue
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010

Sunday, February 14, 2010, 7:00 pm
Aaron (Zohar Strauss), a respected butcher and a family man in an Ultra-Orthodox Jewish neighborhood in Jerusalem, leads a conservative life of community devotion and spiritual dedication.  Aaron’s life undergoes a series of emotional changes following the arrival of a young apprentice (Ran Danker) to his shop.  Consumed with lust, the handsome “Yeshiva” student irreversibly transforms the intricate beliefs in the once-devoted butcher’s life – leading Aaron to question his relationships with his wife,(Ravit Rozen) children, community (Tzahi Grad as Rabbi Vaisben) , and God.      
Country: Israel
Release Date: 2009
Time: 91 minutes
Genre: Drama
Language: Hebrew with English subtitles
Director: Haim Tabakman
Winner of Best Movie at the International Ghent Film Festival 2009; Eros and Psyche Award, Italy International MedFilm Festival 2009; Competed in the official selection of the 2009 Cannes Film Festival in the "Un Certain Regard” category.