Cleveland International Film Festival } March 29 – April 9, 2017 Presented by Dollar Bank

Out in the Dark (Alata)


Year: 2012
Country: ISRAEL, USA
Run Time: 96 minutes

Out in the Dark
Out in the Dark
Out in the Dark
Out in the Dark

Nimr and Roy are two handsome young men passionately in love within the hostilities of the Middle East. Nimr, a Palestinian, travels to Tel Aviv from Ramallah on a special student pass. Roy is an Israeli lawyer with a well-connected family and a bright future. They know that, to stay together, they must plan carefully and discreetly. Nimr’s brother, however, is providing weapons to militants. One day Israeli Security hands Nimr a dreadful ultimatum: turn informant against his family or never return to Israel and Roy again. Somebody has also denounced Nimr to his family as both traitor and gay. Now Nimr is truly a man alone. His brother will kill him for honor if he goes home and he cannot return legally to Tel Aviv and Roy. Risking everything for his lover, Roy shelters him and desperately tries to find a way to save Nimr and remain together. Erotically charged and suspenseful, you will root for these lovers fighting against unthinkable odds. (In Hebrew and Arabic with subtitles) - C.R.

Out in the Dark (Alata)

CIFF37 Screenings

Tower City Cinemas

Thursday, April 11, 2013 at 4:50 PM

Sunday, April 14, 2013 at 4:30 PM

10% Cinema
Islamic and Arab Societies
Jewish and Israeli Visions


Michael Mayer

Lihu Roter, Michael Mayer

Yael Shafrir, Michael Mayer

Ran Aviad

Maria Gonzales

Principal Cast
Nicholas Jacob, Michael Aloni, Jameel Khouri, Alon Pdut, Loai Noufi

Director Bio
Michael Mayer is a writer, producer, and director. For OUT IN THE DARK he was nominated for the International Critic's Award at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival, the Art Cinema Award at the Hamburg Film Festival, and the Gold Hugo at the 2012 Chicago International Film Festival. He won the Israeli Film Competition Award at the 2012 Haifa International Film Festival for OUT IN THE DARK.

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