Dir. Idan Haguel, Israel, 2022, 82’
Part of “The Space of an Image. A Series of Films on Jewish Themes”
The screening will take place at the High Synagogue, ul. Józefa 38, Kraków (basement hall)
Ben thinks of himself as a liberal and enlightened gay man, living in the perfect flat 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.
Partner: Warsaw Jewish Film Festival, Camera of David Foundation
In Hebrew with Polish and English subtitles.