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Yossi

($27.99 DVD; Strand)

This sequel to director Eytan Fox’s 2002 romance about two gay Israeli soldiers, Yossi & Jagger, picks up a decade later. Yossi is now a Tel Aviv cardiologist, closeted, and still scarred by the heartbreaking death of his lover and is unhappy with his older, bear-like appearance. Could an openly gay, young twink soldier he meets while on a vacation provide liberation from the past… and an embracing of the present?