The story of The Citizen follows Wilson, a political refugee from Guinea Bissau, as he attempts to find his place in
Hungarian society. He decides to acquire the Hungarian citizenship and meets history teacher Mary. Their interaction takes an unexpected turn...a situation further complicated by his paternal feelings for a fellow immigrant.
At a time of ethno-nationalist rhetoric and refugee crisis headlines, Hungarian director Roland Vranik's deft, tender third feature, offers an austere powerhouse work using mostly
nonprofessional performers. The Citizen is palpably connected to the most morally serious tradition of European cinemathe screenplay is co-written by the legendary Iván Szabowhile the movies combination of rigor and compassion beg comparison to Fassbinders Ali: Fear Eats the Soul.
Screening at 7 PM
Downtown Independent (View)
251 South Main Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
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