A tender insight into the life of a gay Jewish man and his reconciliation with the family who once rejected him.
BBFC: Contains strong language
Hosted by Julian Clary, a special Q&A screening of Who's Gonna Love Me Now? and a performance by the London Gay Men’s Chorus will stream live via satellite from the Barbican, London on 2 April at 4pm.
Winner of the Audience Award for Best Documentary at the 2016 Berlin Film Festival, Who’s Gonna Love Me Now? is the latest offering from acclaimed Israeli filmmaking duo Tomer and Barak Heymann, and is a tender insight into the life of a gay Jewish man and his reconciliation with the family who once rejected him.
At the age of 21, Saar Maoz is kicked out of his Kibbutz for not being ‘religious’. Cutting all ties with his family, Saar flees to London and embraces the freedoms of London life in the 90s. Then one day the highs of his new found freedom come crashing down around him. With no family of his own, Saar seeks solace in the arms of the London Gay Men’s Chorus. Suddenly life has a new meaning. After 17 years Saar reaches out to his conservative Israeli family in an attempt to reconcile. Now after years of separation his parents are coming to visit…
Who’s Gonna Love Me Now? celebrates the triumph of love over hate, of understanding over ignorance and the melding of cultures that traditionally view each other as extreme. This isn’t Saar Moaz’s singular journey, it is a monumental trek undertaken by his entire family and a poignant life story that echoes far and wide.
** Coming to see the screening on Sun 2 Apr? Please be aware there is a cycle event on campus. If driving on to campus please leave plenty of time as the main Cottrell car park will not be accessible. The parking bays at the entrance to our venue will also not be accessible, anyone with additional access requirements should report to the booth at the barriers (at the Uni entrance) where security will arrange access via course marshals