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  • Almost Friends

    A virtual encounter between two girls, Jewish and Arab, leads to a surprising, exciting, and stressful experience.

  • Do you believe in Love?

    Her body is paralyzed and she doesn’t believe in love, but Tova, the Matchmaker, tirelessly strives to find love for everybody else.

  • Before the Revolution

    The untold story of the Israeli Paradise in Iran.

  • Life In Stills

    An exciting, funny and touching journey to save the legendary “Photo House”.

  • The Queen Has No Crown

    A poignant meditation on family, loss, and the mental maps of homelessness.

  • End of The Story

    "The End" follows three divorce stories, each at a different stage of the process.

  • I Shot My Love

    Unusual cinematic mosaic which integrate mother love, national identity and cinematic ethics.

  • The Way Home

    Tomer Heymann Seeking the way back home With the help of his photographic obsession.

  • Lone Samaritan

    Samaritan community against one family

  • Bridge Over the Wadi

    First year in the Jewish-Arab school

  • Paper Dolls

    Filipino workers in TLV perform as drag queens

  • It Kinda Scares Me

    A gritty, funny documentary about a drama coach and the "delinquent" boys he teaches.

  • Sayed Kashua - Forever Scared

    An Israeli-Arab author through the upheavals and event that change his life.

  • Lady Kul el-Arab

    Angelina, the first Druze woman to attempt significant steps in the fashion world.

  • Dancing Alfonso

    A portrait of a vital widower who finds a physical practice that sustains him, and community in the rhythms and movement of flamenco.

  • Debut

    portrays the exciting journey of two youth groups from the south of Israel making their first steps in the music industry

  • Stalags - Holocaust and Pornography in Israel

    The story of the Stalags, pocket books whose plots revealed lusty female SS officers sexually abusing camp prisoners.

  • Aviv (Fucked Up Generation)

    Aviv Geffen, the grandson of legendary Moshe Dayan and number one Israeli rockist, is rapidly becoming a mythic figure himself.

  • Black Over White

    Idan Raichel project go to Ethiopia

  • My Village

    A surprising and touching documentary adventure that touches upon profound issues of belonging, bereavement and relationships.

  • Cinderellas

    Israeli plastic surgery industry

  • Zorki

    Hiding mom's secret

  • Laugh Till I Cry

    In 1997 a group of people in their 20's who suffer from CF disease (Cystic Fibrosis) created a theater group.

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May 16, 2012, 10:17 a.m. - by Sandra K.
About Paper Dolls

The movie is intense and so impressive. During watching the movie your mood will switch from happy to sad to hopeful. A great movie, well done and it will be afterwards in your mind!

May 13, 2012, 10:58 a.m. - by Anna

I spent the whole night watching all kinds of interviews, trailers etc from you on youtube. I really enjoyed it- it I feel kind of more awake than after 8 hours of sleep. The song underneath the trailer of "the queen has no crown" really connects to a quote I have in heart for the last 3 years- "No matter which road I am travelling- I am going home." Thank you! anna

May 13, 2012, 10:55 a.m. - by Thomas

I just watched Your documentary on arte and now I have to write to you. I don´t remember any film touching me so deeply since "Doctor Schiwago" at the age of 14. How you seem to understand and picture love to a partner, to a mother, to a culture, how honestly you are able to show all this and still remain modestly in the background moved me very much. As I am an Opera singer, I have my experiences with directors and would wish, more were like you! As I am gay, I think, no one has ever showed love between men so beautifully, yet honestly and real. As I also had a deep connection with my mother, this part of the film made me cry. I didn´t film her, but recorded her voice, telling me the stories of her life, a few weeks before she died. And last but not least, as the German/Jewish history always interested and haunted me, I just love the way, you reconcile both cultures by showing you and your friend, sharing each others most important holidays. I could go on and on, as I am so full of emotion now, but I think you get the point. I have often planned, to write to directors, artists or actors about their impact on me, but this is the first time, I've actually done it! I hope you will receive this and like the idea, that your work really means something to some German guy. Thomas

May 13, 2012, 10:50 a.m. - by Marie-Laure

I have been so touched by your film "I shot my love" that I really felt the need to write to you. I am of Noah's generation (born in 1957) so permit me to say I loved your film that I saw last night on Arte channel. Tomer, you have expressed what is the essence of mother love for her children and vice-versa - your mother is really beautiful. And your camera is like "une caresse" when you explain the link between you and your mother. The same with Andreas - your way of revealing to us his elegance and how it's important it is for him to be aware of the german history and past is very just - the questions he answered too are the one I could have asked to him. Marie-Laure

May 13, 2012, 10:42 a.m. - by Fabien Delgal

I just saw "I shot my love" on Arte channel, and wanted to say how touching it was, wishing you and your partner all the best. I found the film going for the light-hearted side to the deep understanding of the people who were filmed, but without the heavy and somewhat hard to watch atmosphere you could expect from the genre. Once again, thank you! Fabien Delgal

Feb. 28, 2011, 12:14 p.m. - by Martin Braun
About The Queen Has No Crown

hi, my daughter (14) and me we saw your movie. I was deeply touched. It was so undisguised, honest. Please let us know, where we can find the song the Queen has no crown - i think, Tomer said, original the song says queen has no home… Is it from Chava Alberstein? Thank u very much - my daughter loves the song (and the movie as well), and I want to give it to her as a present. by the way: the movie gave us an idea of Passover. This year we are invited to our first passover near Haifa. Thanks a lot, warm greetings Martin

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Heymann Brothers Films has been operating for over a decade and specializes in long term documentary projects with a social and political orientation, as well as very personal ones. The company was founded by Tomer Heymann, one of the leading documentary directors in Israel.Tomer & Barak In
2001 he created “It Kinda Scares Me” which won the Academy Award in Israel, and other awards in Torino, Milan, New York, Taipei and Melbourne.

In 2003 his film "Aviv - Fucked Up Generation" came out commercially and brought a vast amount of viewers to the cinemas, as it correspondingly participated in many festivals worldwide.


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BARAK HEYMANN

Barak Heymann joined the "Heymann Brothers Films" company in 2003 and has since directed and produced several documentary films and series. “Heymann Brothers Films” is an independent Israeli company dedicated to the release of documentaries on the social aspect of the Israeli/Jewish culture.


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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 2006 Berlin Film Festival and the audience’s award at the Los Angeles Festival. The 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 new 8-part series "The Way Home" was recently broadcasted by the Yes Doco Channel in Israel and won the best documentary series award at the 2009 Jerusalem International Film Festival. 

 


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Portland Jewish Film Festival 2014

With the film:
Before the Revolution
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Open City Docs Fest,London 2014

With the film:
Before the Revolution

Dan Shadur, the film's director, will attend the screening to hold a Q&A session.


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Seret Israeli Film Festival, London 2014

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Before the Revolution
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B'More QFest - Baltimore, US 2014

With the films:
I Shot My Love
Paper Dolls
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St. Louis Jewish Film Festival | St. Louis (MO) 2014

With the film:
Before the Revolution
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Ha-ir Haaretz
Tomer Heymann

About the film : The Way Home

"Because he presented an exposed, direct and unapologetic homosexual experience."

Tomer Heymann’s sexual orientation has always been present in his cinematography. Already in his first film, ‘It Kinda Scares Me’ he examined how youths from a poverty-stricken neighborhood respond to it; in ‘Paper Dolls’, the very choice of foreign workers with a malleable gender identity for heroines did the trick. However, it is in the documentary series ‘The Way Home’, his most personal and individual work recapping 13 years of obsessive documentation, that Heymann has managed to pack in a complete homosexual beingness, exposed and direct and which is impossible not to identify with. It had everything: destructive relationship; forbidden love; partying and one-night stands; loneliness; healthy relationship hindered by self-sabotage mechanisms and so on. It wasn’t just a series about homosexuality- it also had the collapse of the family unit, the rough kibbutz way life that is crumbling down and a thousand further human pieces that make up the family mosaic. And yet, when Heymann’s camera skimmed over the exposed bodies of the colleagues of a military base or followed the faces of hunks in a memorial assembly in the square, we felt that such precise homosexual Israelism has never been successfully conveyed by anyone before.

Article by Maya Mena | Ha-ir Haaretz
Translated by Noa Kurzweil


iranwire.com on Before The Revolution

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Hamptons Film Festival presents: Q&A with director Dan Shadur

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J-weekly preview for BTR US premiere at the San Fransisco Jewish Film Festival

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The Film Experience

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Amir Soltani picks Before The Revolution as one of his Hot Docs favorites

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