Eyes Wide Open

EYES-WIDE-OPEN-PosterDirector: Haim Tabakman
Year: 2009
Genre: Drama
Language: Hebrew
Runtime: 93 min


Aaron, 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 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, children, community, and God.



Best Film – Ghent International Film Festival
Best Actor (Zohar Shtrauss) – Jerusalem Film Festival
John Schlesinger Award – Palm Springs International Film Festival
Official selection of the 2009 Cannes Film Festival


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