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I Shot My Love

Tomer Heymann,  Israel 2010 56'

Cinematography: Tomer Heymann
Editing: Ido Mochrik
Music: Israel Bright, Eran Weitz
Film Presentation:
Seventy years after his grandfather escapes from Nazi Germany to Palestine, Israeli documentary director Tomer Heymann travels to Berlin Film Festival where he meets German dancer Andreas Merk. Some time later, when Andreas decides to join Tomer in Tel-Aviv, he not only has to cope with a new partner obsessed with documenting his every single step, but also to manage the complex realities of social insertion as a German citizen trying to find his place in an Israeli family. I Shot My Love tells the personal but universal love story of an intense gay relationship unfolding against the backdrop of the challenges posed by larger family and national stories. An intimately told, richly textured, occasionally visceral account, the film unfolds as an exercise in raw honesty, which results in a rewarding, albeit at times uncomfortable viewing experience for the spectator confronted with the events taking place in front of Tomer's unrelenting rolling camera.
Festivals/Awards:
Awards Best Mid-length Award, HotDocs Film Festival, Canada Audience Choice Award, Taiwan Documentary International Film Festival Best Documentary, Side By Side GLBT Film Festival, Russia Best Documentary, and Official Best of Fest Awards, U.S.A. Best Documentary and Best Director, Madrid GLBT Film Festival, Spain Special Jury Mention, Queer Lisbon GLBT Film Festival, Portugal Best Documentary, Warsaw Jewish Film Festival
Film's Website: www.ishotmylove.com
Director's Bio-Filmography:
Filmography 2011 The Queen Has No Crown 2010 I Shot My Love 2009 The Way Home 2007 Debut 2007 Out of Focus 2007 Black Over White 2006 Paper Dolls 2006 Bridge over the Wadi 2006 Cinderellas 2003 Aviv-Fucked-up Generation 2001 It Kinda Scares Me 2000 Laugh till I cry
Director's / Curator's Statement:
Seventy years after his grandfather escapes from Nazi Germany to Palestine, Israeli documentary director Tomer Heymann ("Paper Dolls") returns to the country of his ancestors, and there meets a man who will change his life. I SHOT MY LOVE tells a personal but universal love story and follows the triangular relationship between Tomer, his German boyfriend, and his intensely Israeli mother.
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