Musical Globe

Mr. Gaga

Tomer Heymann
Screening time  
01.03. / Wednesday, 20:00 - 22:00 Theatre 1  
05.03. / Sunday, 22:00 - 00:00 Theatre 1  
A tribute to the Israeli choreographer Ohad Naharin, whose own movement language, Gaga, and eccentric views on choreography have contributed greatly to the development of modern dance in recent decades.

Heymann interviewed Naharin’s friends, colleagues and dancers from the company, compiled over 1,200 hours of footage and devised a multifaceted biography that reflects a love for dance. Surprisingly, Naharin only started his formal dance training at the age of 22. He danced in several renowned companies, including the Martha Graham and Maurice Bejart dance companies, but it wasn’t until he became a choreographer that he truly flourished. With a chronology that includes stunning dance excerpts, Heymann shows how Naharin turned Batsheva Dance Company into a leading international dance institution when he returned to Israel.


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. 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. Tomer's new eight-part series The Way Home won the best documentary series award at the 2009 Jerusalem International Film Festival.

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Mr. Gaga

2015, 100'

Directed by:
Tomer Heymann

Screenplay by:
Tomer Heymann

Itai Raziel

Edited by:
Ido Mochrik, Alon Greenberg, Ron Omer

Alex Claude

Barak Heymann

Produced by:
Heymann Brothers Film

Festivals & Awards:

SXSW Film Festival 2016 – Audience Award; Tempo Documentary Film Festival 2016 – International Documentary Award; Sofia International Film Festival 2016 – Best Documentary Award; International Documentary Film Festival CRONOGRAF 2016 – Special Jury Award; Audience Choice Award; Tirana International Documentary Film Festival 2016 – Audience Award; IDFA 2015; BFI London Film Festival 2015; Hotdocs 2016; Full Frame Documentary Film Festival 2016; Sheffield Doc/Fest 2016; Sydney Film Festival 2016; Shanghai International Film Festival 2016; New Horizons Film Festival 2016; New Zealand International Film Festival 2016; Helsinki Film Festival 2016; Reykjavik International Film Festival 2016