Concerned Citizen

Director: Idan Haguel

Stars: Ariel Wolf, Shlomi Bertonov


Description

CONCERNED CITIZEN a film by Idan Haguel

Ben thinks of himself as a liberal and enlightened gay man, living in the perfect apartment with his boyfriend Raz. All that’s missing to complete the picture is a baby, which the couple are trying to make a reality.

Meanwhile Ben decides to improve his up-and-coming neighbourhood in gritty south Tel-Aviv by planting a new tree on his street. But his good deed soon triggers a sequence of events that leads to the brutal police arrest of an Eritrean immigrant. The guilt trip that ensues will fundamentally challenge Ben’s vision of himself and his society, in the process threatening to destroy his relationship and aspirations of fatherhood. A satirical parable on the insidious ways in which privilege can unleash the prejudice within.

CONCERNED CITIZEN is a satirical parable on the insidious ways in which privilege can unleash the prejudice within.

Berlin International Film Festival – Panorama Audience Award, Feature Film (Nominee); Teddy, Best Feature Film (Nominee)

Jerusalem Film Festival – Yossi Molla Award for Music (Winner), Haggiag Competition for Full-Length Israeli Feature Films (Nominee)

Cast: Ariel Wolf, Shlomi Bertonov
Director: Idan Haguel
Language: Hebrew
Subtitles: English
Running Time: 82 mins
Year: 2022