“Beautiful, like only a unique one-time thing can be.” (Haaretz)
After Fauda and False Flag, get ready to binge-watch your next favorite television show from Israel. The Writer is an immensely clever fictionalized autobiographical series from Sayed Kashua, creator of the award-winning 2007–10 comedy Arab Labor. In The Writer,Kashua’s main character—his alter ego—is a man named Kateb (Yousef Sweid), who’s having an identity crisis after the overnight success of his own hit series—which is, not coincidentally, called Arab Labor.
Kateb has become something of a poster boy for the new Israeli Arab, one who writes razor-sharp criticism, yet is still well received by the Israeli public and critics alike. But as he nears 40, he grows increasingly aware of the closing gap between his real self and his main character, whose main goal is to find favor. Kateb feels trapped in the gilded cage of his own making, unable to know if people really like his work, or if he’s just the right Arab in the right place at the right time.
As Kateb’s midlife crisis spins out, family troubles and general acting out add to the complexity of this tautly written, exquisitely acted, and psychologically rich story. The Writer resonates powerfully with all viewers. We’ll show the entire first season in three programs. Join us!
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