Israel, Sweden, Germany, The Netherlands 2015
Filmmaker Tomer Heymann, who has known Ohad Naharin for more than 20 years, spent eight of those making this documentary. In the process, he interviewed Naharin's friends, dancers and colleagues. He also filmed rehearsals at the Batsheva Dance Company in Tel Aviv, where the sinuous Ohad Naharin has been artistic director and choreographer since 1990. Naharin himself speaks of his early kibbutz childhood, his late introduction to dance, a brief spell at Martha Graham's company, his adored wife, and his work, including the creation of his own movement language, Gaga. This richness of Naharin's life-story is further amplified by stunning dance excerpts from his explosive, hypnotic and stylish productions.
Naharin is a tough nut to crack, very complex and contradictory character, which makes him a fascinating subject for a documentary film image.
His films were screened and won awards at international film festivals such as Berlinale, HotDocs, IDFA, LAFF, Sheffield and were theatrically released around the world, making him one of the documentary film industry's leading directors.
2016 - WHO'S GONNA LOVE ME NOW?
2014 - ALIZA
2011 - THE QUEN HAS NO CROWN
2010 - I SHOT MY LOVE
2009 - THE WAY HOME
2007 - OUT OF FOCUS
2007 - DEBUT
2007 - BLACK OVER WHITE
2007 - CINDERELLAS
2006 - PAPER DOLLS
2003 - AVIV-FUCKED-UP GENERATION
2001 - IT KINDA SCARES ME
2000 - LAUGH TIL I CRY
Cast & Crew
Directed by : Tomer Heymann
Written by : Tomer Heymann
Produced by : Barak Heymann, Diana Holtzberg
Director of Photography : Itai Raziel
Editor : Alon Greenberg, Ido Mochrik, Ron Omer
Composer : Ishai Adar
Sound Design : Alex Claude
Main Cast : Ohad Naharin
Nominations and Awards
- European Documentary 2016
- EFA Documentary Selection 2016