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.
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
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.
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)