Preview: Who’s Gonna Love Me Now + Satellite Q&A 15 (S)
Shot over several years, this moving documentary is about the power of forgiveness and the overpowering call that home has on us, no matter how far we go. Saar is a gay man from an Orthodox family in Israel. After being kicked out of his conservative kibbutz aged just 23, Saar flees to London where he enjoys a gay lifestyle denied to him in Israel. He lives the dream, until he discovers that he’s HIV positive.
When he breaks the news to his family, they struggle with their fears and prejudices. With the support and warmth of what he describes as his 'surrogate family' - the London Gay Men’s Chorus - he begins a reconciliation process with his biological family in Israel. Saar finds himself torn between these two very different worlds and must make a decision: should he return to Israel and embrace his family once more, or stay in London and live in exile forever? Saar and the rest of the London Gay Men's Chorus provide a glorious soundtrack for this tender, honest and intimate film.
Presented in partnership with Bristol Pride and Queer Vision.
This special preview screening is followed by a Satellite Q&A with the film's directors and star Saar Maoz, and a performance by the London Gay Men's Chorus, broadcast live from London's Barbican Centre and hosted by Julian Clary.