Yariv is a shy photographer charged to take photos at a family birthday. The photographs he takes highlight his problematic relationship with his brother, and increasingly intertwine to his extreme sexual experiences at the gay sauna.

  • Itai Jamshy
  • Itai Jamshy
  • Tomer Meir
  • Nadav Portiansky
    Key Cast
  • Avi Golomb
    Key Cast
  • Benny Kvodi
    Key Cast
  • Yonatan Kubani
    Key Cast
  • Arik Leybovich
    Key Cast
  • Roi Shambiko
    Key Cast
  • Ami Weinberg
    Key Cast
  • Yonit Apple
    Key Cast
  • Avital Weidberg
    Key Cast
  • Isak Kohaly
    Key Cast
  • Daniel Meltzer
    Key Cast
  • Eyal Shpater
    Director of Photography
  • Ori Herzl
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    Short, Student
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    14 minutes 45 seconds
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    3,500 USD
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  • TLVFest
    Tel Aviv
    December 10, 2020
    Israeli Premiere
  • Omovies FIlm Festival
    December 21, 2020
    Italian, European Premiere
Director Biography - Itai Jamshy

Itai Jamshy (1995) is a Filmmaker, Writer and Cinematographer completing BFA in Filmmaking at the Steve Tisch School of Film and Television at Tel Aviv University. Itai has started to write and work on filmmaking since childhood, majoring in Cinema Studies in one of Israel’s top high schools and has then went on to direct and shoot documentary films in the Israeli Defense Forces chronicling controversial aspects of soldier etiquette, including wartime documentation.

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Director Statement

I wrote the script for "Aloof" while going through tough times - I felt estranged from my family, both because my brother and sister established a family, got married, had kids, while I came out of the closet. It wasn't only that I became an anomalous member of the nuclear family, I also couldn't find my place in the Tel-Aviv gay scene. I found myself displaced - not gay enough, not straight enough, not feminine enough, not manly enough. Through this film I wanted to portray of feeling like a stranger wherever you go, I payed homage to films from the Queer New Cinema with the use of time and place displacement, navigating through a non-linear story structure, to make way for the confusion of the hero. But, I wanted to give the hero a good ending, finding the self in the loneliness - and a bit of hope for the future.