Israeli director Eytan Fox's drama "Yossi" is a heartfelt character study, a tender portrait of someone trying to move on from grief.
At 34, Yossi (Ohad Knoller) is a young cardiologist who doesn't advertise to his colleagues that he's gay, which leads to awkward situations with a lonely nurse (Ola Schur-Selektar) and a horndog colleague ("Footnote" star Lior Ashkenazi). Yossi decides to take a vacation, and at a beach resort encounters Tom (Oz Zehavi), a young Israeli soldier who's happily open about his homosexuality.
Tom reminds Yossi of Jagger, a soldier Yossi loved and lost a decade earlier and featured in Fox's 2002 movie "Yossi & Jagger." Fortunately, Fox and rookie screenwriter Itay Segal plant enough information along the way that it's not necessary to see the earlier film.