Review: Eytan Fox’s ‘Sublet’

Eytan Fox’s Sublet features a shot where a dance between an Israeli woman and Palestinian man proceeds to the woman holding her counterpart’s body tightly as spectators watch the dexterous performers. In the crowd sit the interested, absorbed tourist Michael (a lonely John Benjamin Hickey) and the cool, stylish local Tomer (a brazen Niv Nissim), who each thoughtfully gaze at the strong, powerful embrace of the female dancer. Such a shot, with its depiction of togetherness across cultural lines, emphasizes one of the central themes of the film -- how the meeting of people is expressed in fleeting and intimate moments, leading to a fusion of disparate cultures and identities. The fusion in Sublet is between the mild mannered and
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