Out In The Dark

Audience Award Sydney International Queer Film Festival, Australia

Friday - 05/30/2014
9:00 PM - City 46 
Fiction / Out In The Dark / USA, Israel / 2012 / Language: Hebrew, Arabic / Subtitles: German / 96 Min.
Director: Michael Mayer
Writer: Yael Shafrir, Michael Mayer
Producer: Lihu Roter, Michael Mayer
Cinematographer: Ran Aviad
Editor: Maria Gonzales
Cast: Nicholas Jacob, Michael Aloni, Jameel Khouri, Alon Pdut, Loai Noufi

Nimr, a Palestinian student, is dreaming of a better life abroad. One fateful night he meets Roy, an Israeli lawyer, and the two fall in love. As their relationship deepens, Nimr is confronted with the harsh realities of a Palestinian society that refuses to accept him for his sexual identity, and an Israeli society that rejects him for his nationality. When his close friend is caught hiding illegally in Tel Aviv and sent back to the West Bank, where he is brutally murdered, Nimr must choose between the life he thought he wanted and his love for Roy.

„Michael Mayer makes a gripping feature debut (…) that is by turns tender and tense, sensual and suspenseful. In Mayer’s assured hands, a drama that could easily have become schematic instead pulses with urgency, longing and raw feeling, morphing smoothly in its final third into a lean thriller.“ The Hollywood Reporter