This truly powerful gay film stands apart from most others. Unlike many films seeking a gay and gay
friendly audience, The Bubble takes on much more than the issue of coming out (or coming
of age). Instead it dares to look at the explosive (literally and figuratively) issue of the
The conflict is examined through a short period in the lives of a group of friends and particularly
through a story of love between two men. Borrowing from Shakespeare, the men and their love are mature beyond
their years and destined for tragedy just as were Romeo and Juliet.
The title refers to the setting, Tel Aviv, which is portrayed as a bubble of tolerance amid a sea of mistrust
and dogma. The bubble is burst by a series of events that is at once inevitable and tragically
You will be hard pressed to find a more honest portrayal of love or of the political turmoil that haunts the
region. I highly recommend this beautiful film.