"Walk on Water"
Directed by Eytan Fox
At once a thoughtful meditation on world politics and
a rollicking cloak-and-dagger spy thriller, this masterpiece by the director
of Yossi & Jagger boasts a labyrinthine plot and bold thematic
concerns. Lior Ashkenazi stars as a Mossad special agent with the
cold-blooded ability to tackle any mission. When he's assigned to shadow the
adult grandchildren of a suspected Nazi, the suave operative finds himself
unexpectedly drawn to both of them, regardless of politics or sexuality.
With its deft attention to issues of homophobia, guilt, self-loathing, and
reconciliation with the past, Eytan Fox's film transcends its genre
trappings and affects with an unrelenting humanism. English, German, Hebrew,
Italian, Turkish, Arabic with English subtitles. 103 minutes.