SAAR MAOZ is an Israeli AIDS activist, former Londoner and protagonist of the documentary Who’s Gonna Love Me Now?, screened at this year’s festival. He will be attending a Q&A alongside the film’s co-director Alexander Bodin-Saphir following the screening.
Attending this event
ALEXANDER BODIN SAPHIR is a British filmmaker and writer, currently Author in Residence at Great Ormond Street Hospital. He is the co-director and producer of the Heymann Brothers documentary Who’s Gonna Love Me Now?, an intimate portrait of a family coping with their son’s positive HIV diagnosis. Alexander will be taking part in a Q&A following its screening and also the screening of his short fiction film Far with Kim Bodnia and Louis Bodnia Andersen.
Films screening at this event
- Tomer Heymann
- Israel, UK
- 86 min
- Co-director and producer
- Alexander Bodin Saphir
“Entertaining and powerful.” – Jerusalem Post
“We urge you to see Who’s Gonna Love Me Now? wherever and whenever you can. It is simply brilliant.” – Gay Times
Who’s Gonna Love Me Now? follows the inspirational and intensely personal journey of Saar, an Israeli man rejected by his religious family and community after defying the rules of the kibbutz. He leaves Israel to live freely as a gay man in London but is subsequently diagnosed as HIV positive. With the camaraderie, support and love of his friends in his adoptive city, and the community of the London’s Gay Men’s Chorus, Saar beings to repair and bridge the relationships with his family, and the country he left behind.
Winner: Audience Choice Award, UK International Jewish Film Festival
Winner: Best Documentary, Berlin International Film Festival