Magazine article Screen International

Berlin: Tomer and Barak Heymann on 'Who’s Gonna Love Me Now?'

Magazine article Screen International

Berlin: Tomer and Barak Heymann on 'Who’s Gonna Love Me Now?'

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Fraternal film-making duo Tomer and Barak Heymann's documentary Who's Gonna Love Me Now? follows Saar, a gay Israeli man living with HIV. Ostracised by his family and based in London, Saar's illness makes him feel like an outsider until he joins the London Gay Men's Chorus. Europe's largest such choir, the group performs in front of bumper crowds and has collaborated with the likes of Elton John and Dolly Parton.

Tomer originally encountered Saar in Tel Aviv in 1993. "I saw a young, very confused boy; he was 21 and just out of the Israeli army. He told me he had a huge problem with his family and said he couldn't go back to the Kibbutz. His story touched my heart."

Tomer later struck up a brief relationship with Saar, but the two lost contact when Saar moved to London before reconnecting in 2011 when Tomer was visiting the city. …

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