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Mr. Gaga
Mr. Gaga
Israel, Sweden, Germany, The Netherlands
Director: Tomer HEYMANN
100 min. 2015,
with dialogue, Hebrew, English, English subtitled
Distributor: Barak Heymann
Producer: Barak Heymann
Screenplay: Tomer Heymann
Cinematographer: Itai Raziel
Music: Ishai Adar
Editor: Alon Greenberg, Ido Mochrik, Ron Omer

This multi-award winning documentary chronicles the life and work of modern dance choreographer Ohad Naharin, offering a glimpse into the artistic genius' creative process.
Filmmaker Tomer Heymann, who has known Ohad Naharin for more than 20 years, spent eight of those making this documentary. In the process, he interviewed Naharin's friends, dancers and colleagues. He also filmed rehearsals at the Batsheva Dance Company in Tel Aviv, where the sinuous Naharin has been artistic director and choreographer since 1990. Naharin himself speaks of his early kibbutz childhood, his late introduction to dance, a brief spell at Martha Graham's company, his adored wife, and his work, including the creation of his own movement language, Gaga. This richness of Naharin's life-story is further amplified by stunning dance excerpts from his explosive, hypnotic and stylish productions.

Major screenings, presentations:
  • BFI London Film Festival, UK, October 2015 – International Premier
  • Festival dei Popoli- Opening Film, Italy, November 2015
  • IDFA- International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam, Netherlands, November 2015
  • Vilnius International Film Festival, Lithuania, March 2016
  • Stefan Jarl International Documentary Award-Tempo Documentary Film Festival, Sweden, March 2016
  • Audience Award -SXSW film festival, USA, March 2016 – North American Premier
  • Best Documentary Award -Sofia international film festival, Bulgaria, March 2016
  • San Francisco International film festival, USA, April 2016
  • Hotdocs, Canada, April 2016
  • Full Frame, USA, April 2016
  • Filmisreal, The Netherlands, April 2016
  • Paris Israeli film festival, France, April 2016
  • Addis International Film Festival, Ethiopia, May 2016
  • Doxa Documentary Film Festival, Canada, May 2016
  • Dokfest Munich, Germany, May 2016
  • Special Jury Award and Audience Choice Award - IDFF CRONOGRAF 2016, Moldova, May 2016
  • Seattle International Film Festival, USA, May 2016
  • Transilvania International film festival, Romania, May 2016
  • TLV fest, Israel, May 2016
  • Audience Award – Tirana International Documentary Film Festival, Albania, June 2016
  • Sheffield Doc/Fest 2016, UK, June 2016
  • Seret Israel Film Festival, UK, June 2016
  • Sydney Film Festival, Australia, June 2016
  • Hotdocs, Australia, June 2016
  • Art Film Fest, Slovakia, June 2016
  • American Dance Festival, USA, June 2016
  • Shanghai International Film Festival, China, June 2016
  • Particles Intermedia Lab and Music Festival, Romania, June 2016
  • Big Dance Festival, UK, July 2016
  • New Horizons Film festival, Poland, July 2016
  • Glasgow CCA, Scotland, July 2016
  • San Francisco Jewish Film Festival, USA, July 2016
  • New Zealand International Film Festival, New Zealand, July August 2016
  • Lemesos International Documentary Film Festival, Cyprus, August 2016
  • Jumping Frames Dance Festival, China, August 2016
  • Nederlands Dans Theater, The Netherlands, September 2016
  • Bergen International Film Festival, Norway, September 2016
  • Barcelona Jewish Film Festival, Spain, September 2016
  • Balinale – Bali International Film Festival, Indonesia, September 2016
  • Torin Danze Festival, Italy, September 2016
  • Helsinki Film Festival, Finland, September 2016
  • Aspen Filmfest, USA, September 2016 - Audience Award for Best Documentary
  • Reykjavik International Film Festival, Iceland, September 2016 - Audience Award
  • Milwaukee Film Festival, USA, September 2016
  • New Orleans Film Festival, USA, October 2016
  • Santa Fe Jewish Film Festival, USA, October 2016
  • Dance New Air, Japan, October 2016
  • Cinedoc, Greece, October 2016
  • Core Dance Atlanta, October 2016
  • ONE DANCE WEEK, Bulgaria, October 2016
  • Sao Paulo International Film Festival, Brazil, October 2016- Public award for best documentary
  • Denver Film Festival, USA, November 2016
  • Vancouver Jewish Film Festival, Canada, November 2016
  • St. Louis International Film Festival, USA, November 2016
  • Bucharest International Dance Film Festival, Romania, November 2016
  • Paradiso Ubud, Indonesia, November 2016
  • Context Film festival, Russia, November 2016
  • Chicago Israeli film festival, USA, November 2016
  • Vienna Jewish Film Festival, Austria, November 2016
  • Budapest Jewish Film Festival , Hungary 2016
  • China Dance Festival, China, November 2016
  • Audience Award - SXSW film festival, USA, 2016
  • International Documentary Award- Tempo Documentary Film Festival, Sweden, 2016
  • Best Documentary Award - Sofia International film festival, Bulgaria, 2016
  • Special Jury Award and Audience Choice Award- IDFF CRONOGRAF, Moldova, 2016
  • Audience Award – Tirana International Documentary Film Festival, Albania, 2016
  • Audience Award for Best Documentary – Aspen Film Fest USA 2016
  • Audience Award- Reykjavik International Film Festival, Iceland, September 2016
  • Public award for best documentary –Sao Paolo International Film Festival, Brazil

Born in Israel in 1970, has directed documentary films and series since 1997.
His films were screened and won awards at international film festivals such as Berlinale, HotDocs, IDFA, LAFF, Sheffield and were 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- Berlinale 2006),"I Shot my Love"(Berlinale 2010, Award winner- Hotdocs 2010) ,"The Queen has no crown" (Berlinale 2011), "Who's Gonna Love Me Now?" (Audience Award- Berlinale 2016) and more.

2016 Who's Gonna Love Me Now? - Berlinale Panorama audience award.
2015 Mr. Gaga –BFI London FF, IDFA, Hotdocs , Sydney FF, San Francisco IFF, Sheffield
2014 Aliza - Jerusalem International Film Festival, AICE film festival.
2011 The Queen Has No Crown – Berlinale FF, Krakow Int'l FF, Frameline, SF Jewish FF, NewFest and more.
2010 I Shot My Love – Premiered at Berlinale FF, Best Documentary - HotDocs, Audience Award - Taiwan Documentary Int’l Film Festival, Best Documentary - Side By Side LGBT Film Festival, Best Director & Best Film - Madrid LGBT Film Festival, Special Jury mention - Queer Lisboa LGBT Film Festival, Grand Prix & Best Documentary - Warsaw Jewish Film Festival, Sheffield DOC/FEST and more. Theatrically released in over 20 German cities. Co-produced with WDR/ARTE
2009 The Way Home - Best Documentary Series award at the Jerusalem IFF and Best Documentary Series at the Israeli Documentary Competition.
2007 Out of Focus -Haifa Int'l FF, Montpellier Dance FF, San Francisco Jewish FF and more.
2007 Debut - Best documentary series - Israeli Documentary Competition.
2007 Black Over White - Haifa International Film Festival, Mississippi IFF , Barcelona Jewish FF, Philadelphia Jewish FF and more.
2007 Cinderellas - Documentary Series.
2006 Paper Dolls - 3 awards at the Berlinale Film Festival, 2 awards at the Identities Film Festival, Best International Feature award at the Los Angeles Festival, Best Documentary Award at the Cinemanila International Film Festival in the Philippines, First prize in Warsaw Jewish FF and more.
2006 Bridge over the Wadi - IDFA, Silverdocs, Golden award Shanghai Int’l TV festival, Audience award at one world FF, First prize Docudays FF, Audience award Watch Docs Human Rights. Co-produced with ITVS.
2003 Aviv-Fucked-up Generation - HotDocs, Bangkok World FF, Minneapolis Jewish FF, Sao Paolo Jewish FF and more.
2001 It Kinda Scares Me - Best Documentary Award at Taipei Int'l FF, Best Documentary Award at Haifa Int'l FF, Best Documentary Award at Melbourne Int'l FF, Best Documentary Award at Turin Gay&Lesbian FF, Audience Award at NY Israfest, Israeli Academy Award for best documentary. and more.
2000 Laugh till I cry - DocAviv Int'l Film Festival

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