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Jonathan Agassi Saved My Life

Jonathan Agassi je spasio moj život

Nedelja, 8. decembar 19:30 Amerikana Dom omladine Beograda

Dokumentarni film

Režija: Tomer Heymann

Nemačka, Izrael, 2018.

IDFA

Jonathan Agassi jedan od najpoznatijih porno zvezda u svetu, provodi svoje vreme između Berlina i Izraela. Agassi je dostigao slavu i uspeh zahvaljujući nečemu što je tabu, a sa druge strane zadovoljava milione. Redak i intiman pogled u svet porno industrije i eskorta, kao i na jedinstvenu vezu između majke i sina, koja hrabro redefiniše dobro poznati koncept porodice. Ovo je film o usamljenoj osobi koja teži za ljubavlju i smislom, ali je osuđena na destruktivan način života, shvatajući da ekstremne fantazije za kojima juri u stvari nisu nužno njegove.

Jonathan Agassi Saved My Life

Sunday, 8 December 7.30PM Americana Hall Belgrade Youth Center

Documentary film

Director: Tomer Heymann

Germany, Israel, 2018

IDFA

Jonathan Agassi, one of the world’s most successful gay porn stars, splits his time between Berlin and Israel. Agassi built his fame and success on what is considered a global taboo, but in fact pleases millions. A rare and intimate look at the world of porn and escorting, as well as on a unique relationship between a mother and son, who courageously redefine familiar family concepts. This is a film about a lonely person who seeks love and meaning, but is condemned to a destructive lifestyle, understanding that the extreme fantasies he chases are not necessarily his own.

Tomer Heymann

Tomer Heymann was born in Kfar Yedidia in Israel in 1970 and 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 Berlin Film Festival, two awards at the Identities Film Festival, the “Best International Feature” award at the Los Angeles Festival, “Best Documentary” at the Cinemanila International Film Festival in the Philippines and many more. His film and TV series “Bridge over the Wadi”, co-produced with the American ITVS, won the Israeli Documentary Film competition, participated in IDFA Festival’s prestigious competition and won many awards around the world. Tomer’s 8-part series “The Way Home” won the “Best Documentary Series” award at the 2009 Jerusalem International Film Festival and “Best Documentary Series” at the Israeli Documentary Competition. Tomer also directed documentaries about local culture heroes such as The Singers Aviv Geffen, Idan Raichel (“Black Over White”) and the choreographer Ohad Neharin (“Out Of Focus”). Tomer’s latest film “I Shot My Love” premiered at the Berlin Film Festival 2010 and has been screened at various festivals around the world. The film has won awards at the HotDocs Film Festival, Taiwan Documentary Int’l Film Festival, The Side By Side GLBT Film Festival, The Madrid GLBT Film Festival, The Queer Lisboa GLBT Film Festival and The Warsaw Jewish Film Festival. Tomer’s films “Aviv Geffen”, “It Kinda Scares Me”, “Paper Dolls” and “I Shot My Love” were theatrically released in cinemas in Israel and around the world.