The Cousin

Dir. Tzahi Grad | 92 min
Narrative Israel 2017 Hebrew with English subtitles Mid-Atlantic Premiere

Saturday, May 56:30 PM Bethesda Row Cinema

Thursday, May 108:30 PM Edlavitch DCJCC

Naftali, an open-minded Israeli, begins to question his liberal convictions when the Palestinian day laborer he hires is accused of a heinous crime against a local teenage girl. As rumor and innuendo catch fire, the local media personality—whose reality TV project promotes Jewish-Arab dialogue—is at first stringent in his defense of Fahed, but soon finds himself contending with an inner racism he finds hard to shake.

A brilliantly conceived and executed dark comedy, The Cousin landed actor-writer-director Tzahi Grad a Best Actor award at the Haifa Film Festival.


  • Grad's script succeeds at placing us in Naftali's shoes, prompting the audience to question where justified suspicion ends and subcutaneous prejudice begins.The Hollywood Reporter


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Nick Donnermeyer


This event finished on May 11, 2018.