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ADIFF DC: THE CITIZEN

Directed by Rolad Vranik, Hungary, 2016, Drama, 109 min, Hungarian 

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Washington DC Premiere!

Saturday, August 18 @ 6pm 

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In his late fifties Wilson, whose family was killed during an outbreak of civil war in Guinea-Bissau, enters Europe as a political refugee and settles for a sedate life as a security guard in a Budapest shopping center. Wilson’s main desire is to acquire Hungarian citizenshipThe story follows Wilson as he attempts to find his place in Hungarian society in his daily life, at work, with Mari, a history teacher who helps him study for the citizenship and Shirin, a young Iranian woman whose only hope to avoid deportation is to marry a Hungarian citizenThe Citizen is an Award-winning drama that poignantly dwells on some of the most complex issues of contemporary modern European society.

 

Festivals/Awards:
* WINNER – Best film drama at the 27th Cinequest, in San Jose, USA
* WINNER – Audience Award at the 2018 Chicago European Film Festival
* WINNER – Movies that Matter’s Students’ Choice Award in Hague, The Netherlands
* WINNER – Best Screenplay Award at the Fantasporto Film Festival – Porto, Lisbon
* WINNER – Golden Aphrodite Grand Prix – Várna Love Is Folly International Film Festival (Bulgaria) – 2017
* WINNER – Special Jury Prize – Saitama Skip City International D-Cinema Festival (Japan) – 2017

“A careful, compassionate and beautifully acted character drama with a social conscience.” ~ The New York Times
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“Vranik’s film couldn’t be more timely in its moral inquiry, but it’s timeless in form and technique, a melodrama tempered with a painstaking realism.” ~ TheVillage Voice
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“A timely, tough drama about life’s randomness upending an African refugee’s fight for Hungarian citizenship.” ~ Film Journal International
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