Mi tio Mario (My Uncle Mario)
Hebrew only short drama
Director: Na’ama Zaltzman
Cast: Alon Nechtigal, Shosha Goren, Amos Lavi
Israel | 2013 | 18 min
Seffi, a Tel Aviv teenager realizes he’s attracted to men but can’t acknowledge or act on this information.
It would be hard for Seffi to confide in his widowed mother, for she still sees him as a boy without any sexual identity. But the fact that they are Tunisian Jews, and she exudes a conservative point of view, makes his coming out to her even more unlikely.
A visit by Seffi’s beloved uncle from Italy — whom the teenager follows one night to a gay bar — provides the catalyst for the lad to accept and embrace his identity.