International Feature Film Competition

Ben and Raz's life together looks straight out of a catalogue. A harmonious relationship with plans to start a family, a beautiful apartment in an up-and-coming Tel Aviv neighbourhood, a smoothie for breakfast every morning. But the reality around them is not as rosy as it may seem from the balcony. One day, Ben calls the police on a man who is leaning against a tree that Ben planted with his own hands. But instead of a reprimand, he witnesses unjustified and racially motivated police brutality. The incident stirs up a strong sense of guilt. Can he deal with it without acknowledging his privileged position as a wealthy gay white man? Teetering on the edge of black comedy, melodrama and socially critical appeal, this complex drama raises uncomfortable but crucial questions of social responsibility, gentrification of public space and sustainability of liberalism. Concerned Citizen was nominated for the Teddy award at the Berlinale festival.

  • Israel / 2022
  • 82 min / DCP
  • Hebrew
  • Subtitles: Czech, English
  • Directors: Idan Haguel
  • Writers: Idan Haguel
  • Cast: Shlomi Bertonov, Ariel Wolf
  • m-appeal sales UG, Queer Kino
  • This film was adopted by: Ečeková Maršálová Aneta
  • Praha: Thu 3 Nov 2022 / 7:00 pm / Kino Lucerna, velký sál Buy
  • Brno: Fri 11 Nov 2022 / 7:00 pm / Kino Scala Buy
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