Israel: Eurofalsh sweeps the country

by Itamar Barak 485 views

One of Israel’s leading TV channels will premiere tonight the documentary film “Eurofalsh: The movie”, which follows one of Tel-Aviv’s well known phenomenons – A group of Eurovision fans, that has been performing for 13 years in a local gay bar, dancing to the choreography of Eurovision hits. Over the years, the group, which named itself “Eurofalsh”, gained fans in Israel and abroad.

It was at the beginning of the 2000’s, when a small local gay bar in Tel Aviv started devoting its Sunday night’s theme to the Eurovision Song Contest – the resident DJ, Pini Zilber, played only Eurovision hits during these evenings. Over time, that theme night became a massive success and moved to a bigger bar, “Evita”, where it still takes place every Sunday.

What started as spontaneous dancing in the first years of those Eurovision nights, evolved over the years into a highly arranged show of the group “Eurofalsh”, who meticulously performs the dance routines of the best loved Eurovision hits. The show attracts people from all walks of life, coming to watch this chearful phenomenon, from Israel and abroad. This is a MUST for every Eurovision fan tourist, visiting Israel.

The film follows the group, among its members, a teacher and a policeman, in their everyday life – the glamorous and ordinary. The memebers became best friends and even family, especially since its very existance touches issues of sexual identity and other aspects of the personal life.

Watch the trailer of “Eurofalsh: The Movie”

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