Directed by Israeli filmmaker Idan Haguel, Concerned Citizen is described as a dark comedy about gentrification in a Tel Aviv neighborhood. Starring in the film are Shlomi Bertonov and Ariel Wolf.
Concerned Citizen world premiered at the 72nd Berlin Film Festival and will be released in theaters and on demand on June 2nd.
A satirical parable on the insidious ways in which privilege can unleash the prejudice within.
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 neighborhood 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.
Watch the official trailer for Concerned Citizen.