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ESRA Cinema Club Raanana '‎Who's Gonna Love Me Now?"

The Audrey Goodman Cinema Club in Raanana


Directed by Barak Heymann

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

Synopsis ‎
Israeli filmmakers — and brothers —Tomer & Barak Heymann dig deep into manhood, religion, family and ‎sex in this portrait of Saar Maoz, an HIV-positive gay man torn between his‏ "‏out‏" ‏life as a member of the ‎London Gay Men‏'‏s Chorus and his desire to reconnect with his Orthodox family in Israel. The result is a ‎moving portrait of a man trying to maintain balance as he navigates two very different worlds.‎

Detailed Synopsis
whos_gonna_love_me_now_2_photo_by_itai_raziel.pngSaar is a gay man from a religious family in Israel. After being kicked out of his ‎conservative kibbutz because of his sexual orientation, Saar flees to London ‎where he enjoys a gay lifestyle denied to him in Israel. He lives the dream, but ‎wakes up to a nightmare when he discovers that he has contracted HIV. When he ‎breaks the news to his family, they struggle with fears and prejudices. With the ‎support and warmth of Saar's surrogate brothers - the London Gay Men’s Chorus - ‎he begins a reconciliation process with his biological family in Israel.‎

Saar finds himself torn between the two worlds and must make a decision: should ‎he return to Israel and embrace his family once more, or stay in London and live ‎in exile forever. Saar and the rest of the London Gay Men's Chorus provide a ‎glorious soundtrack for this tender, honest and intimate film. ‎

Shot over several years, this documentary is about the power of forgiveness and ‎the power that home has, no matter how far we go.‎

The Director, Barak Heymann will speak after the film

Limited seating - reserve early

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