The Cousin

  |  Book Tickets: 17/05/2018
  |  93 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC
The Cousin Film Poster


THE COUSIN is both a darkly comical exploration of Arab-Israeli relations and a cautionary allegory about a universal phenomenon – the fear of ‘the other’ which can so easily turn into racism. Starring himself, and his own wife and children, and filmed in his home, The Cousin, written, directed and produced by Tzahi Grad, is a wry comedy about testing the very best of motivations. A local media personality brings a Palestinian labourer home to patch up the crumbling studio in his garden, but Fahed isn’t the man Naftali thought he was hiring. Full of good intentions and equally keen to get on with his project, Naftali sets aside any misgivings and puts Fahed to work. Later that day, rumours begin to circulate: a young woman who lives near the builders’ yard has been assaulted and fingers immediately point to Fahed, the outsider in their midst. Festivals and Awards Haifa Film Festival – WINNER Artistic Achievement, WINNER Best Actor Tzahi Grad Venice Film Festival