Diary of a Male Whore

Love & Sex
Biografie
Queer
Shorts
| 14
Arabic
| English (United States)

A painfully brutal tale of the sexual awakening of a young Palestinian, Esam, who works as a prostitute in Tel Aviv. His encounter with an elderly Jewish man stirs memories of his past. This short film by Arab-Israeli film maker Tawfik Abu Wael is based on the famous novel “For Bread Alone” by Moroccan writer Mohammad Shukry. The director's screen adaptation places the story in a modern day setting and does not shy away from explicit scenes. Using a sophisticated lighting concept, he plays with the different narrative levels, making the past look bright and the present dark and hopeless.