BFI Flare: Who’s Gonna Love Me Now?
Who’s Gonna Love Me Now? follows Saar, a gay man from a very religious family in Israel. After being kicked out of the kibbutz because of his sexuality, Saar moves to London, where he enjoys all of the pleasures that had been denied to him in the restrictive space of his home country. These pleasures however, lead to an HIV diagnoses and more turbulent times for Saar. But with the support and love of his friends in his adoptive city, and the fantastic support and community of the London’s Gay Men’s Chorus, Saar beings to repair and bridge the relationships with his family, and educates them about the rest of the world.
Who’s Gonna Love Me Now? is a very real look into life with HIV, homosexuality and religion, immigration, separation from family, heartbreak, community and relationships. And if you worry for one moment that a documentary attempting to cover all of these enormous and important topics might feel cluttered or watered down, you’d be dead wrong. Through the masterful direction of the Heymann brothers, the skills of Alexander Bodin Saphir and his team, and the instant and permanent connection you make with Saar from the moment he appears on screen, you are engaged, involved and charmed.