The Cousin

Saturday, November 10th, 2018 at 6:45 PM
(Coarse & sexual language; violence)

NOTE: all screenings at this venue are 19+.

Ha Ben Dod

“Extremely impressive… subtly weaves humor into a marvelous offering that keeps you guessing to the very end.” (Huffington Post)
Veteran actor, Tzahi Grad, proves himself adept both behind and in front of the camera in this razor-sharp dark comedy. Left-leaning actor Naphtali is forced to question his liberal convictions when the Palestinian handyman he hired to work on his studio is accused of committing a crime, and Naphtali is torn between defending him or succumbing to the prejudicial assumptions of his friends and family. “Both humorous and explosive, The Cousin is a spirited take on an irrational divide.” (The Hollywood Reporter).

Matt and Martha Switzer
Leonard Schein and Barbara Small

Festivals and Awards

  • Nominee: Best Screenplay - Israeli Film Academy Awards, 2017
  • Nominee: Best Actor (Tzahi Grad) - Israeli Film Academy Awards, 2017
  • Nominee: Best Supporting Actor (Ala Dakka) - Israeli Film Academy Awards, 2017
  • Winner: Artistic Achievement in an Israeli Feature Film - Haifa International Film Festival, 2017
  • Winner: Best Actor (Tzahi Grad) - Israeli Film Academy Awards, 2018

Event Details

Film Info

Year 2017
Country Israel
Director Tzahi Grad
Cast Ala Dakka, Osnat Fishman, Tzahi Grad, Uri Hochman, Yaron Motola
Runtime 93 min
Language Hebrew, Arabic w/English subtitles