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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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Alfonso is the lead dancer in a flamenco troupe, which rehearses in a Tel Aviv suburb. The average age of the group-members is over 75. After the death of his wife, he begins to obsessively court Sima, a dancer with the troupe, to the displeasure of his children, who are unwilling to accept the fact that their father might be interested in another woman. Soon after the big performance of the troupe in the Tel-Aviv dance center, we find Alfonso starting his search for a new woman, after having broken up with Sima. The film "Dancing Alfonso" provides its viewers with a novel and unfamiliar portrait of the inner world of older people, and with a fresh look at our endless, but ever hopeful, search for someone to love.

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16th Festival de Cinema Judaico de São Paulo 2012
- With the films:     The Queen Has No Crown  -   End of The Story  -   I Shot My Love  -   Lone Samaritan  -   Bridge Over the Wadi  -   Paper Dolls  -   It Kinda Scares Me  -   Dancing Alfonso  -   Aviv (Fucked Up Generation)  -   My Village  -  

Films by Tomer Heyman & Barak Heymann, both guests of honor of the Festival. They will attend all screenings, and be available for Q&A thereafter.



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Israeli Documentary Film Festival, Stockholm, Sweden 2012
- With the films:     Paper Dolls  -   Dancing Alfonso  -  
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SXSW International Film Festival, USA 2008
Shanghai Int'l TV Festival, China 2008
Docudays International Film Festival, Ukraine 2009
Chronograph documentary film festival, Moldova 2010
San Francisco Jewish film festival, USA 2008
- With the films:     Bridge Over the Wadi  -   Dancing Alfonso  -   Stalags - Holocaust and Pornography in Israel  -   Out of Focus  -  
Toronto Jewish Film Festival, Canada 2009
Cape Town Israeli Documentary Film Festival, South Africa 2009
Ventura County Jewish Film Festival, USA 2009
Austin Jewish Film Festival, USA 2009
Minneapolis Jewish Film Festival, USA 2009
UK Jewish Film Festival 2009
Virginia Jewish Film Festival, USA 2009
Israfest NY/Miami/LA Festival, USA 2008
Bangkok Int'l Film Festival, Thailand 2008
- With the films:     Lady Kul el-Arab  -   Dancing Alfonso  -  
LA Sephardic Festival, USA 2008
Washington Jewish Film Festival, USA 2008
Boston Jewish Film Festival, USA 2008
Palm Beach Jewish Film Festival, USA 2008
Chicago Festival of Israeli Cinema, USA 2008
- With the films:     Lady Kul el-Arab  -   Dancing Alfonso  -  
Festival of Jewish Cinema, Australia 2008
Haifa International Film Festival, Israel 2007
- With the films:     Dancing Alfonso  -   Out of Focus  -   Black Over White  -  
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ריאיון עם ברק הימן ברדיו ללא הפסקה 103FM

האזינו לראיון עם ברק הימן, הבמאי, במסגרת תכניתה של איריס קול ב-103FM ב-30 בנובמבר, 2011.


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Written and directed by:  Barak Heymann
Producer:  Zafrir Kochanovsky & Miri Ezra – TTV Productions
Co-producers:  Barak Heymann & Tomer Heymann
Cinematographer:  Uri Levi
Editor:  Tal Rabiner
Original Score:  Eli Soorani
Research:  Tali Shamir-Werzberger

This film was supported by Second Authority for TV & Radio, Makor Foundation, and Gesher Multicultural Film Fund