Sublet, the newest film from Yossi & Jagger director Eytan Fox, was one of the most anticipated films of the Tribeca Film Festival’s 2020 lineup.
With this year’s festival canceled, it’s unclear when Sublet will be hitting screens, but that doesn’t mean we can’t still enjoy a clip from the movie.
Sublet follows Michael (played John Benjamin Hickey), a New York Times travel writer who journeys to Tel Aviv after suffering a tragedy.
“The energy of the city and his relationship with a younger man (Niv Nissim) who becomes his tour guide bring him back to life,” reads the official description.
About the scene, Fox tells NewNowNext:
This is a scene where Michael (Hickey) and Tomer (Nissim) meet on the beach in Tel Aviv after spending a few days together and this sensual setting sparks real intimacy between them for the first time. As these two men sit there, they open up to each other about matters of the heart—and soul. They are from two different generations: Michael is in a monogamous, long-term relationship, while Tomer lives in a world of casual sex and meets his partners via apps. It becomes clear as they speak that while Michael says that committing to one person is the greatest joy life has to offer and Tomer is put off by the idea of limiting himself to a relationship, both are struggling with how to connect, romantically and sexually. While their approaches to life are so different, neither one of them has really figured things out, even though they sometimes tell themselves they have.
Could Sublet be this year’s Weekend or God’s Own Country?
Check out the exclusive clip below, and keep your eyes peeled for any updates on the film’s release.