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.
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.
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
Uri Klein, Haaretz
Shmulik Duvdevani, Ynet
Gay Times UK
James Fisher, The Upcoming
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)