A film by: Barak Heymann and Tomer Heymann
The winner of this year's Panorama Audience award at the Berlin film festival, Who's Gonna Love me Now? is the story of Saar, a man who never fulfilled his parents' expectations. Ever since he broke the rules of his kibbutz and was barred from the settlement community, as far as his family is concerned, he simply does not exist. He left Israel to live freely as a gay man in London. When a three-year relationship ended, he threw himself into an excess of sex and drugs until he was diagnosed with HIV. Finally he has found a home singing in the London Gay Men's Chorus where music gives him the courage for a family reunion.
This film provides a sensitive and humorous record of how the now forty-year-old protagonist and his estranged family confront their disagreements and fears. Unexpected warmth and deep rejection become equally challenging. Saar's intensely personal story also inspires us with the sincerity of his search for his identity. The film's numerous energetic and emotional choral scenes lend passionate expression to his message.