Charlotte Jewish Film Festival film presented in collaboration with the GayCharlotte Film Festival.
Directed by Michael Mayer
Nimer, an ambitious Palestinian student in the West Bank, dreams of a better life. One fateful night in Tel Aviv, he meets Roy, an Israeli lawyer, and the two fall in love. As their relationship deepens, they are both confronted with the harsh realities of a Palestinian society that refuses to accept Nimer for his sexual identity, and an Israeli society that rejects him for his nationality. Eventually, Nimer is forced to choose between the life he thought he wanted and his love for Roy.
Drama/Israel, USA/Hebrew and Arabic with English subtitles/96 minutes/2012
Reviews: "A profoundly moving portrait of love caught in a minefield of socio-political conflict. Out in the Dark is thoughtful, poignant, nerve-shredding and hauntingly relevant a story of human turmoil that demands to be seen by anyone who has a beating heart." - The Moviejerk
"Mayer has managed to not only make a memorable debut, but an unflinching document about the violence and hardships people face in this hostile territory." - IONcinema
"Hats off to director Mayer for touching on such a controversial subject (...), and for handling the film with such care and sensitivity." - The Herald
Best Picture, Haifa International Film Festival 2012 Audience Award, Best Picture Sydney Gay & Lesbian Film Festival 2013 Audience Award, Best Picture Amsterdam Gay & Lesbian Film Festival 2013 Special Mention, Guadalajara International Film Festival 2013
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