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Wednesday, July 11, 2018

The Citizen, now playing

Now playing at New York's Metrograph will present the exclusive theatrical run of The Citizen.

The story 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 non-professional performers. The Citizen is palpably connected to the most morally serious tradition of European cinema—the screenplay is co-written by the legendary Iván Szabo—while the movie’s combination of rigor and compassion beg comparison to Fassbinder’s Ali: Fear Eats the Soul.

#GuineaBissau #Africa #Movies #refugee #crisis #immigrants
#Metrograph #IvánSzabo

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