The blurb: Moving between anxiety, reflection and fear, two strangers (Scott Alan Hislop and Julien Zeitouni) try to make sense of their predicament…stuck in a steam room. Heat increasing, they need to get out but can’t find the door. What is this place and how did they get here?
This place starts out as an erotic gay encounter… but then things take a very strange twist. This is a great film that keeps you guessing and the ending leaves you thinking. I’ve read that it is a modern take on Satre’s No Exit. Given the director’s origins in Israel, it also offers a take on the conflict there.
This film screened at numerous LGBT film festivals around the world and won several awards in 2009 and 2010 including the Iris Prize (info here).
Eldar Rapaport is an American-Israeli film director, screenwriter and producer, best known for his 2011 feature film August.
Director: Eldar Rapaport