Eytan Fox

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Eytan Fox
Eytan Fox 2012 Shankbone.JPG
Fox at the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival world premiere of Yossi's Story
Born (1964-08-21) August 21, 1964 (age 52)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Occupation Film director, producer, screenwriter

Eytan Fox (Hebrew: איתן פוקס‎‎) (born on August 21, 1964) is an Israeli film director.


Fox was born in New York City and moved with his family to Israel when he was two. His father, Seymour Fox, was a Conservative rabbi and a leading professor of Jewish education at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.[1] His mother, Sara Kaminker-Fox, was the head of the Jerusalem city council and involved in Jerusalem urban planning. Fox has two brothers, David and Danny.[2] He grew up in Jerusalem, served in the army, and studied at Tel Aviv University's School of Film and Television. He is openly gay and many of his films contain themes of homosexuality, as well as the effect the Israeli–Palestinian conflict has on interpersonal relationships.[3]

Fox[4] and his partner, Gal Uchovsky, have been together for 24 years.[5] They are also professional collaborators, Uchovsky, a writer and journalist, is involved in much of the scriptwriting for Fox's movies.[6]


In 2006, Fox was the first recipient of the Washington Jewish Film Festival's Decade Award, a prize given to a filmmaker whose work has made a significant contribution to Jewish cinema over a period of at least ten years.[7]


  • After (1990)
  • Shirat Ha'Sirena (Siren's Song, 1994)
  • Florentin (1997, TV series)
  • Ba'al Ba'al Lev (1997)
  • Yossi & Jagger (2002) is a portrayal of the love between two young Jewish military men while completing their mandatory national service.
  • Walk on Water (2004) takes on the thorny topics of racism/discrimination and confronting the Nazi past of two young upperclass Germans. Lior Ashkenazi plays a Mossad assassin under cover as a tour guide.
  • The Bubble (2006) asks the big question: What is love? as the film follows three young Tel Aviv (nicknamed "The Bubble" for its highly insular living situation) residents: a female political activist and her two gay roommates, one of whom (the same actor from Yossi & Jagger) falls in love with a Palestinian (who also appears as a waiter in Walk on Water) while on border guard duty as part of his national military service.
  • Tamid oto halom (2009, TV series) released in UK and US in 2011 as Mary Lou, and starring Ido Rosenberg, Alon Levi, and Dana Frider
  • Yossi (2012) is a sequel to Yossi & Jagger.
  • "'Bananot'" (2013) released in US as "Cupcakes"


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