I Shot My Love

I Shot My Love

Tomer Heymann, Israel/Germany, 2010DigiBeta, Colour, 70'

Seventy years after his grandfather escapes from Nazi Germany to Palestine, Israeli documentary director Tomer Heymann returns to the country of his ancestors to present his film “Paper Dolls” at the Berlin International Film Festival, and there meets a man who will change his life. This 48-hour love affair, originating in Berghain Panorama Bar, develops into a significant relationship between Tomer and Andreas Merk, a German dancer. When Andreas decides to move to Tel-Aviv, he not only has to cope with a new partner, but to manage the complex realities of life in Israel and his personal connection to it as a German citizen. Tomer's mother, descendent of German immigrants was born and lived all her life in a small Israeli village, where she raised five sons. One by one, she watches her children leave the country she and her family helped to build, and now cannot help but try to influence the life of Tomer, the one son that remained. "I Shot My Love" tells a personal but universal love story and follows the triangular relationship between Tomer, his German boyfriend, and his intensely Israeli mother.

Screening:
01 August, Kino në Lum, 20:15

Category:
View From The World

Director: Tomer Heymann
Producer: Barak Heymann, Tomer Heymann
Cinematographer: Tomer Heymann
Editor: Ido Mochrik
Sound: Israel Bright, Eran Weitz

Director's Biography

Born in 1970 in Kfar Yedidia, Israel, he has directed many documentary films and series in the past ten years, most of them long-term follow-ups and personal documentations. His films won major awards at different prestigious film festivals including his first film “It Kinda Scares Me”. “Paper Dolls” won three awards at the 2006 Berlin Film Festival and the audience’s award at the Los Angeles Festival.

Festivals and Awards:

Berlin Int'l Film Festival, Germany. Best mid-length award - HotDocs Toronto, LGBT Film Festival Torino, Italy. Dok Munchen Film Festival, Germany.

Contact

Heyamnn Brothers Films
2 Barzilay St. Tel Aviv 65113 Israel
barak@heymann-films.com


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