Melting Away

  • Directed by Doron Eran
  • Israel, 2011, 86 mins., Hebrew

The first Israeli feature film to address the issues of transgendered people and their families, MELTING AWAY follows a family drawn into crisis when the parents learn that their son is a secret crossdresser. Years later, as the father is dying, his wife tracks down their estranged son, only to find a lovely woman. How will everyone cope? Conceived in reaction to the deadly attack on the Tel Aviv LGBT Youth Center and the shock of parents refusing to visit their injured children at the hospital, MELTING AWAY is a heartfelt, moving drama of family, love, and understanding. Winner of the Audience Award at the Boston Jewish Film Festival.

Genres: Drama