POLICEMAN-- an unsettling documentary-like narrative movie from Israeli filmmaker Nadav Lapid-- is finally hitting theaters here in the USA, thanks to Corinth Releasing. First seen in 2011 (it played the NY Film Fest that year), the movie has appeared at ten festivals internationally and seen theatrical release in a number of countries, though not in Israel itself, where it only played the Jerusalem Film Fest (and won the Best Screenplay award). This should not surprise, since the movie tackles some thorny Israeli problems that, I suspect, have only grown worse since then.
Yiftach Klein), a fellow whose wife is pregnant, and Ariel (played by Gal Hoyberger), who has cancer and will probably be dead sometime soon.
Yaara Pelzig (above), so when we learn that she is part of a group of young radicals planning some sort of terrorist attack (they go target practicing outside), we are surprised.
Michael Aloni, above, of Out in the Dark), and at least one of his followers (Michael Moshonov, below, of Lebanon) and even the follower's father (Menashe Noy of Big Bad Wolves), who was himself a revolutionary back in the day, but who, when he learns of his son's intentions, tries to dissuade the young man. There is also a fraught romance going on -- one of those A loves B who loves C -- which further complicates matters.
Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center) and in Los Angeles (at the Arena Cinema in Hollywood). Further playdates around the country are expected to surface, once this initial week's run is successful. Which I very much hope it will be.