All Eyes Off Me
Tel Aviv, today. At a party, an anxious girl named Danny (Hadar Katz) is looking for Max (Leib Levin), a recent casual fling, to share that she's pregnant with his child. Through a haze of promiscuity and partygoers, Danny doesn't get far in her search. Meanwhile, Max is busy with his new girlfriend, Avishag (Elisheva Weil). Max, who has been experimenting with gay sex, attempts to realize his girlfriend's rough sexual fantasies, but Avishag instead turns her attention to another burgeoning relationship with Dror (Yoav Hart), an older man she dog-sits for. In these three, loosely connected vignettes, director Hadas Ben Aroya's second feature film proves to be an atmospheric exploration of a self-possessed generation of young Israelis. Though beautiful, confident and sexually liberated, All Eyes Off Me addresses the physical limits of intimacy, questioning just how liberated these youths really are when faced with vulnerability.