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Feb. 28, 2011, 12:14 p.m. - by Martin Braun

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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"The Queen Has No Crown" is Tomer Heymann's poignant meditation on family, loss, and the mental maps of homelessness. The film navigates the intimate lives of 5 brothers and their mother, as they experience the pains of exile and the joys of family bonding. Three of the Heymann sons take their families and leave Israel, one after the other, for "better" lives in America. They fulfill their dreams, but shatter those of their mother. A divorcee, she is left alone in Israel with her two bachelor sons — one straight, and the other, Tomer, gay.

Exploring the politics of belonging, displacement, and sexuality, the film examines the hard decisions one family has to make, and the intractable bonds that unite them in the face of difficult life choices. Throughout, Tomer frames this quest in terms of its greater social and political significance: the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, tensions between Israel's Arabs and Jews, its secular and ultra-orthodox citizens, and the struggle for gay/human rights.

Tomer, combining 8 and 16mm footage with his own work of a decade, shows how the strength of the Heymann Family depends on forces greater than the nuclear family itself. The result, "The Queen Has No Crown", is a powerful and intimate portrait of one man, his family, and the world surrounding them.

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International Festival Days of Ethnographic Film,Ljubljana, Slovenia 2014
- With the films:     Life In Stills  -   The Queen Has No Crown  -  

Both directors will attend the screening and hold an audience Q&A after it.


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MiradasDoc Film Festival, Tenerife 2013
- With the films:     Life In Stills  -   The Queen Has No Crown  -  

Tomer Heymann will be available for an audience Q&A after the screening.


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Days of Jewish Culture Festival,Olomuc,Czech Republic 2013
- With the films:     The Queen Has No Crown  -   I Shot My Love  -   Paper Dolls  -  

Tomer Heymann will be available for an audience Q&A after the screenings


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Universal Multicultural Film Festival,Rolling Hills Estates, USA 2013 Washington DC's International LGBT Film Festival,Washington DC,USA 2012 International Amed Film Festival,Diyarbakir, Turkey 2012 International Film Festival Producers Regiofun 2012

Barak Heymann, the Producer, is a guest of the festival, and will attend the screening and be available for Q&A thereafter.


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Stockholm Jewish Film Festival 2012 Seattle Lesbian & Gay Film Festival 2012 The FFFilm Project, Portugal 2012
- With the films:     The Queen Has No Crown  -   I Shot My Love  -  

 Tomer Heymann and The main character of the film "I Shot My Love"- Andreas Merk, are both guests of the festival. They will attend the screenings, and be available for Q&A thereafter.


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7th Annual Atlanta International Documentary Film Festival, USA 2012 Thessaloniki International LGBT Film Festival 2012

Tomer Heymann, the director, is a guest of the festival, and will attend the screenings and be available for Q&A thereafter.


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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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The Sole Luna Film Festival,Palermo, Italy 2012 FIRE! Mostra Internacional LGBT Film Festival, Spain 2012 The New Israeli Cinema Series, USA 2012 THE LONDON ISRAELI FILM & TELEVISION FESTIVAL, UK 2012 THE 1st VILLAGE DOC FESTIVAL, Milan, Italy 2012 5th Human Rights Arts & Film Festival, Australia 2012 Outview Athens Int'l Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, Greece 2012

Tomer is a guest of the festival, will attend the screening and be available for Q&A thereafter.


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6th Addis International Film Festival, Ethiopia 2012
- With the films:     Life In Stills  -   The Queen Has No Crown  -  

The films will compete in the festival's competition


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Documentary Edge Film Festival, New Zealand 2012 20th Portland Jewish Film Festival, Oregon, USA 2012 5th Cape Winelands Film Festival, South Africa 2012 5th Festival for New Israeli Cinema, The Netherlands 2012 ViBGYOR International Film Festival, Thrissur, India 2013 21st Annual New York Jewish Film Festival 2012 Official Best Of Fest, USA 2012 MedFilm Festival, Rome, Italy 2011 Pink Life Queer Fest, Ankara, 2011 24th Exground Filmfest, Wiesbaden, Germany 2011 UK Jewish Film Festival 2011 Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival ,Taiwan 2011 9th Warsaw Jewish Film Festival, Poland 2011 21st Films from The South Festival, Oslo, Norway 2011 Festival do Rio - 13th Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival 2011 San Francisco Jewish film festival, USA 2011

Tomer Heymann will attend and hold a Q&A session


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NewFest - NY Premier LGBT Film Festival, NYC, USA 2011

East-Coast premier. Tomer Heymann will attend and will be available for Q&A.


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Frameline - 35 San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival 2011

Frameline’s mission is to strengthen the diverse lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community and further its visibility by supporting and promoting a broad array of cultural representations and artistic expression in film, video and other media arts.

The 35th edition of the Frameline International LGBT Film Festival will take place between the 16th and 26th of June, 2011.

 


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TLVFest - 6th Tel Aviv LGBT International Film Festival 2011
- With the films:     The Queen Has No Crown  -   I Shot My Love  -   It Kinda Scares Me  -  

Taking place between the 11 and 18th of June, 2011, includes a special tribute to Tomer heymann, screening "It kinda Scares Me", "I Shot My Love", as well as the Israeli premeier of "The Queen Has No Crown".



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51st Krakow Film Festival, Poland 2011 Taiwan International Ethnographic Film Festival, Taipei 2013

Tomer Heymann will be available for an audience Q&A after the screening.


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Great Lakes International Film Festival 2013 Berlinale Panorama - Berlin, Germany 2011

The film has been presented in the Panorama DOKUMENTE Section within the Official Programme of the 61st Berlin International Film Festival 2011.



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Written & Directed by:  Tomer Heymann
Producers:  Barak Heymann & Tomer Heymann
Editor:  Ido Mochrik
Cinematographer:  Tomer Heymann
Music:  Ivri Lider, Rona Kenan, Eran Weitz, Israel Bright, Eli Soorani, Itamar Rotchild
Researcher:  Tali Shamir-Werzberger
Production Manager:  Naama Edri

Produced with the assistance of the New Fund for Cinema and Television