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Heymann at the Israeli film Festival

He’s hit us hard

 
The first Israeli film and television festival will be launching in London this week. It will feature two amazing films that will focus on the politics of belonging and homosexuality by director Tomer Heymann.
 
The Queen Has No Crown is a captivating story that navigates the story of a mother and her five children over the period of a decade. This film focuses on the harsh realities an Israeli family must face through the pains of exile and joys of bonding, when confronted with the politics of belonging, displacement and homosexuality. Judging by the trailer this is going to be one moving story that will have audiences reaching for the tissues as some point...
 

 
His second film being screened is I Shot My Love, in which Heymann tells the story of how he met and fell in love with a German dancer Andreas Merk. Looking at getting used to the complexities of a relationship in Israel while being the only child to remain living close to his mother, along side the need to accept Merk’s family past. Heymann excels at giving us a humorous, yet sensitive personal story that captures a beautiful love story that deals with family fears and influences. Heymann manages to portray an intimate story while combining it with the great historic events of our time. Here's another emotional teaser as to what Heymann has to offer...
 

 
Both are thought provoking and highly discussed films (tongues have wagged since their viewings at the Berlin Film festival in 2010) and are well worth a peek this weekend.

For more information and tickets to these and other films please visit: www.seret.org.uk.


Words: Jack Wingrove

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