Afflicted

1982 | Bisexual / Dance / Homophobia / Jewish / Media Studies / Performance Art / Relationships / Representation / Sexuality | 25m | Israel
Directors: Amos Gutman

From renowned gay director of Amazing Grace and the first Israeli director to be openly gay in Israel, the 1982 film Afflicted tells the story of a young, closeted Israeli man who visits a drag bar one night in search of sexual expression. Afflicted was Gutman's third short and used as the basis for his debut feature of the same title. Bar-room scenes are full of vintage-style drag footage from another Israel during another time, permeated by hope and desire. Includes music by Lene Lovich.