Mr. Gaga

Tomer Heymann

2015 Germany Israel Netherlands Sweden DOC 100 '

Ohad Naharin, artistic director of the Batsheva Dance Company, is regarded as one of the most important choreographers in the world. Meeting him at a critical turning point in his personal life, this spirited and insightful documentary will introduce you to a man with great artistic integrity and an extraordinary vision. Filmed over a period of eight years, director Tomer Heymann mixes intimate rehearsal footage with an extensive unseen archive and breathtaking dance sequences. This story of an artistic genius who redefined the language of modern dance is guaranteed to leave you skipping.

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Born in Israel in 1970, Tomer Heymann has been directing documentary films and series since 1997. He screened and won awards at international film festivals, such as Berlinale, Hot Docs, IDFA and LAFF. His films have been 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 at Berlinale 2006), I Shot My Love (Berlinale 2010, award winner at Hot Docs 2010), The Queen Has No Crown (Berlinale 2011), Who's Gonna Love Me Now? (Audience Award at Berlinale 2016) and Mr. Gaga (Audience Award at SXSW 2017). Tomer teaches at several film schools in Israel, and is currently engaged in a number of ongoing projects.