Concerned Citizen centers on Ben and Raz (Shlomi Bertonov and Ariel Wolf), a young, attractive, financially secure gay couple ready to take the next step in their relationship in the form of having a baby through surrogacy. On his work computer, Ben designs the housing and social architecture of the future. Outside his apartment, he plants a new sapling. But this act of ever-so-subtle gentrification to the street outside his apartment soon leads to a tragic series of events for the refugees living in the building. Concerned Citizen is a challenging, satirical parable for our times, with themes as relevant to contemporary Tel Aviv as any large city.
Winner of the Best Screenplay Prize at the Jerusalem Film Festival, Israeli director Idan Haguel's film is a morally complex, refreshingly smart dark comedy about personal responsibility and the uneasy balance between assuming the identity of a "concerned" citizenry and the adoption of a victim complex.
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