The film “COSMOPOLITAN” by the Israeli director Moran Nakar is the winner of the 1st edition of the GLBTQ FILM FESTIVAL 2020 announced by the European Gay Network.
The film is based on the true life events of Koby K. Tarakai, an Ethiopian LGBT activist.
As a Middle Eastern lesbian, who grew up in a religious family in a settlement, I’ve
experienced the feeling of rejection and discrimination. A rejection in the gay community,
which I found there a home, is something I’ve never encountered. When I became
acquainted with Koby’s story, it opened my eyes to additional similar stories. Then, I felt
obligated to bring this event to the screen and give it a cinematic expression.
Moran Nakar, 29, born and raised in Sha’arei Tikva settlement and
currently living in Jaffa. Graduated Film Studies from Sapir College.
Writer & Director of the student fiction short films “Pony Tale” (2016)
and “Idolatry” (2019) screened worldwide.
“Cosmopolitan” (2020) is her first independent fiction short film after
her film studies. Currently developing her first feature film “Double”.
Fiction, 7 minutes.
Original Film Format: 4K.
Screening Format: DCP, 2K Full.
Israel, October 2020.
Script Writer & Director: Moran Nakar
Producer: Kobi Mizrahi, KM Productions
Cinematographer: Roi Kayzerman
Editor: Or Lee-Tal
Sound Design: Rotem Dror
Actors: Adam Kende, Yakir Eliahu Vaknin, Stav Sabag.
Produced with the support of Gesher Milticultural Film Fund.