Israeli film “Policeman” has won the Best Film category at the Buenos Aires International Film Festival riding a wave of worldwide critical acclaim. The film’s creator, Nadav Lapid also took home the best director award, in South America’s biggest film festival.
First screened last year, “Policeman” tells the story of an officer in the counter-terrorism unit and his encounter with a group of anti-capitalist anarchists who kidnap a billionaire.
The film sparked mixed reviews in Israel in the backdrop of last summer’s social protest. It has been restricted to viewers above the age of 18. The film stars Yiftach Klein, Michael Moshonov, Michael Aloni and Ben Adam.
“Policeman” is Lapid’s first feature film. His short films have been screened in the past in the Berlin, Cannes and Locarno festivals.
The movie debuted at the Jerusalem Film Festival, where it even won the Van Leer prize for Best First or Second Film by an Israeli Director.