Queensland Premiere


Director Eytan Fox
Screenwriter Eytan Fox, Itay Segal
Cast John Benjamin Hickey, Niv Nissim
Country Israel
Language English & Hebrew with English subtitles
Runtime 90min
Year 2020
Genre Drama / Gay

Tribeca Film Festival, Jerusalem Film Festival, NewFest
“Clever, ironic and overwhelmingly human, Sublet shows us what happens when we’re taken out of our comfort zone, and teaches us a valuable lesson in love.” — Serena Seghedoni, Loud and Clear

Lessons we learn from strangers, in Sublet, the latest film from director Eytan Fox, with a back catalogue including; Yossi & Jagger (2002), The Bubble (BQFF 2008), Yossi (BQFF 2013) to name but a few... 

Michael, a travel columnist for The New York Times, goes to Tel Aviv to write an article after suffering a tragedy. He is still grieving and the loss has caused problems between him and his husband. He just wants to do his research and go home. But when he sublets an apartment from Tomer, a young film student, he finds himself drawn into the life of the city. Superficially, the two men couldn’t be more different. Michael is an established journalist who has been with his partner for decades. He came of age during the years when AIDS was ravaging the gay community and he appreciates how much things have changed. Tomer struggles to earn a living and is still trying to figure out what kind of films he wants to make. He can’t imagine settling down and is into casual sex, avoiding anyone who wants to get serious. What really begins to turn things around for him is the unlikely and intense bond he forms with Tomer, which transforms both their lives in unexpected ways.