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JONATHAN AGASSI SAVED MY LIFE

Tomer Heymann
IL 2018    4x40' 53' 75' 106'
⚬ Human Interest ⚬ Society ⚬ Queer 

Synopsis

One of the world's most successful gay porn stars Jonathan Agassi built his fame and success on what is considered a global taboo, but in fact pleases millions. Shot over 6 years emerges a poignant drama of a haunting childhood trauma and crucial life choices that are led by the mechanisms of a hidden multi billion industry.

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Director

Tomer Heymann

Producer

Barak Heymann

Production Company

Heymann Brothers Films

Cinematography

Addie Reiss, Tomer Heymann

Editors

Tal Rabiner, Alex Khosid

Music

Alberto Shwartz, Matan Daskal, Anna Lann

Sound

Itzik Cohen

Awards

Best Documentary

Jerusalem IFF 2018

Special Jury Prize

Atlanta FF 2019

Festivals

Jerusalem IFF 2018

IDFA 2018 

DocPoint Tallinn 2019

Dublin IFF 2019

Thessaloniki DFF 2019

Yesh FF 2019

BFI Flare: London LGBTQ+ Film Festival 2019

Vilnius IFF 2019

CPH:DOX 2019

Atlanta FF 2019

Outview FF 2019

Secret International Festival 2019

Ambulante 2019

Docs Against Gravity 2019

Biografilm 2019

Bergen IFF 2019

Jewish IFF 2019

Budapest IDF 2020

 

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Film Details

Runtimes 4x40' 53' 75' 106'
Spoken Languages English, Hebrew
Production Countries Israel

Biography

Born in Israel in 1970, Tomer Heymann has been directing documentary films and series since 1997. He screened and won awards at international film festivals, such as Berlinale, Hot Docs, IDFA, and LAFF. His films have been theatrically released around the world, making him one of the documentary film industry's leading directors. Cinematic and TV credits include BRIDGE OVER THE WADI (IDFA 2006), PAPER DOLLS (winner of 3 awards at Berlinale 2006), I SHOT MY LOVE (Berlinale 2010, award winner at Hot Docs 2010), THE QUEEN HAS NO CROWN (Berlinale 2011), WHOS GONNA LOVE ME NOW (Audience Award at Berlinale 2016) and MR. GAGA (Audience Award at SXSW 2017). Tomer teaches at several film schools in Israel, and is currently engaged in a number of ongoing projects.

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