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Strand Releasing Takes North American Rights to Eytan Fox's 'Yossi'

A sequel to the 2002 gay Israeli love story "Yossi & Jagger," the movie will be released in 2013.

Yossi Film Still Strand Releasing - H 2012

Strand Releasing has acquired North American rights to Eytan Fox’s Yossi, the sequel to 2002’s Yossi & Jagger, which Strand also released domestically.

The first film told of a gay love affair between two Israeli soldiers, and the sequel follows Yossi, played by Ohad Knoller, as he meets a new man while on vacation.

The film, written by Itay Segal, had its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival. Strand plans to screen the movie at festivals this fall and open it theatrically in early 2013.

The deal was negotiated between Strand’s Jon Gerrans and Films Distribution’s Nicolas Brigaud-Robert.