Who's Gonna Love Me Now? press-kit

Who's Gonna Love Me Now?

Saar, a 39-year-old ex-Israeli army paratrooper living in London, learns that he is HIV positive, and embarks on a journey of reconciliation with his religious family in Israel.

synopsis

Israeli filmmakers Tomer & Barak Heymann dig deep into the themes of manhood, religion, family and sex in this documentary about Saar Maoz, an HIV-positive gay man who is torn between his “out” life as a member of the London Gay Men’s Chorus and his desire to reconnect with his Jewish Orthodox family in Israel. The film captures the journey of a man striving to maintain his true self as he navigates two very different worlds.

credits

Written, directed and produced by  TOMER HEYMANN & BARAK HEYMANN
Co-Director & Producer: ALEXANDER BODIN SAPHIR
Executive producers: ASHLEY LUKE, LIZZIE FRANCKE
Cinematographer: ITAI RAZIEL
Editor:  RON OMER, IDO MOCHRIK, ROI TORNOY, RON GOLDMAN
Researchers: TALI SHAMIR WERZBERGER
Original Score: ERAN WEITZ

With the support of :
BFI / Channel 8 Hot / ARTE / ZDF / Makor Foundation for Israeli Films / SVT / YLE  / Gesher Multicultural Fund / Avichai Foundation / Israel AIDS Task Force

press

“An  impressive work… A unique moment in the development of the link between documentary and feature filmmaking in Israel…”

Uri Klein, Haaretz

“A victorious tale that could shame any Hollywood film.”

Shmulik Duvdevani, Ynet

“We urge you to see Who’s Gonna Love Me Now? wherever and whenever you can. It is simply brilliant… A very real look into life with HIV, homosexuality and religion, immigration, separation from family, heartbreak, community and relationships.”

Gay Times UK

“An outstanding piece of filmmaking. It reminds the audience that not every great story is invented in the mind of a Hollywood scriptwriter, and some of the best involve real people. “

James Fisher, The Upcoming


PRESS LINKS

12 June 2017 Variety: “An empathetic documentary.” Film review. (USA)

6 June 2017 FilmDoo: Interview with the directors Tomer and Barak Heymann.

31 March 2017 The Upcoming:   “…An outstanding piece of filmmaking.” Film review (UK)

14 march 2016 Haaretz: ” … A comprehensive statement about Israeli society which is the goal of a good documentary.” Film review (Israel, Hebrew)

21 February 2016 The Jerusalem Post:  “Israeli films win in Berlin” News article. (Israel)

14 February 2016 Screendaily: Film review (USA)

 

 

 

FESTIVALS & AWARDS
  • Panorama Audience Award – the 66th Berlinale Film festival
  • Audience Award – Watch Docs International Film Festival
  • Audience Award – Krakow Film Festival
  • Audience Award – UK Jewish Film Festival
  • Audience award – Hamburg International Queer Film Festival
  • Best Documentary Feature Film – Moscow Jewish Film Festival
  • The James Solheim Award for Best Film & The Best
  • Documentary Feature – Trenton Film Festival, USA
  • Best Film – AICE Israeli Film Festival Australia
  • BOBIK Award Winner for Best Documentary – Side by Side LGBT Film Festival, Russia
  • Best Documentary Award – LifeArt 2017, Greece
  • Special Mention CivilDOC Competition  CinéDoc Tbilisi, Georgia

  • IDFA
  • AFI DOCS Film Festival
  • Budapest International Documentary Festival
  • Tbilisi International Film Festival, Georgia
  • Irish Film Institute  Documentary Festival 
  • Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival, Taiwan
  • Frameline – San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival
  • Ethnocineca Documentary Film Festival, Austria

 

 

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