Antarctica ("אנטרקטיקה"), a new film written and directed by Yair Hochner, bills itself as "the first Israeli queer romantic sexy comedy". To quote from its official web site:
In two days, Omer will hit a milestone; his 30th birthday. Like many his age, he hasn't found himself. But then Omer is hardly looking. Instead he chooses to loose himself among the stacks of books at the local library, where he works. It is a respite from real life. From time to time he goes on blind dates. He meets Danny on one of his dates. 20 years old and full of enthusiasm, Danny dreams of becoming a dancer.
Shirley, Omer's little sister, has her own problems. Aside from being Omer's greatest annoyance, she is in an unconventional relationship with, Michal, owner of the city's hippest coffeehouse and her boss.
Just when it seems that Omer has completely lost his spark and all seems lost, Enter Ronen, the handsome journalist who ignites the flame Omer has been seeking.
Everyone is hoping for a change. They are waiting for the light. The light that will thaw their frozen hearts. But only one person has the answer, Matilda Rose, the alien loving best-selling novelist can solve the issue; Is love dead or are we just looking in all the wrong places?
One of the stars of the movie is Guy Zo-Aretz (גיא זוארץ) (born March 21, 1973 in Moshav Rishpon, Israel), whom you might recognize as the host of the Israel version of "Survivor". I'm not sure which part he's playing, as the film's web site is a bit unclear on who's playing who.
Among the cast is Ofer Regirer (born May 16, 1977), who plays Boaz, a "very famous choreographer that brings every night new guy to fuck with... the character of Boaz is even more dangerous then Brian Kinney [from "Queer as Folk"]." That's Oshri Sahar he's kissing.