Strand Releasing has acquired North American rights to Israeli director Eytan Fox’s”Yossi” from Films Distribution, two months after its premiere at Tribeca.

Pic, a sequel to Fox’s 2003 pic “Yossi & Jagger,” follows the titular Yossi (played again by Ohad Knoller) as he lives a solitary existence as a workaholic doctor in Tel Aviv and is forced to take a vacation by his boss. On the desolate roads of Israel he meets a group of soldiers — one who awakens him from his emotional slumber.

The film was already bought for release in over 15 countries including France, the UK, Australia, Singapore, Belgium, Germany and Austria.

Strand distributed three other works by Fox — “Yossi & Jagger,” “The Bubble” and “Time Off.”

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