Friday, March 29, 2013

Short Film : And Thou Shalt Love

Ohad, the protagonist, is serving in the Israel Defense Forces as a Hesder student. He has not told anyone that he is gay.  He tries various ways of dealing with the conflict between his religious beliefs and his sexual orientation.  He is told to spend forty days fasting and repenting to help rid him of his homosexual inclinations.  He does this and believes himself to be cured.
After this, his best friend, Nir, returns from leave. Ohed is torn between his homosexuality and his religion. The film deals with the struggles Ohed faces when it comes to loving God and loving Nir.
Synopsis taken from Wikipedia

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