Dir: Michael Mayer, Israel, USA, 2012, DCP, 96min
Nimer, 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, Nimer 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, Nimer must choose between the life he thought he wanted and his love for Roy.
"Mayer has tapped into a predicament not often visited cinematically when exploring the ever-present conflict in the Middle East, and he’s managed to not only make a memorable debut, but an unflinching document about the violence and hardships LGBT people face in this hostile territory". Nicholas Bell ioncinema.com
Official Selection: Toronto International Film Festival 2012
Winner: Best Israeli Feature, Haifa International Film Festival 2012