New York Jewish Film Festival 2012

The Queen Has No Crown

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The Queen Has No Crown
Tomer Heymann, 2011
Israel | Hebrew and English with English subtitles | 82 minutes

Tomer Heymann in person at both screenings!

Tomer Heymann (Paper Dolls) brings us this poignant meditation on family and loss using 8 and 16mm home movies and more recent footage he shot over the past decade to navigate the intimate lives of five brothers and their mother. Three of the Heymann sons take their families and leave Israel for “better” lives in America. They fulfill their own dreams, but shatter those of their mother. She is left in Israel with her two bachelor sons—one straight and the other, Tomer, gay. Exploring the politics of belonging, displacement and sexuality, the film examines the decisions one family has to make and the intractable bonds that unite them in the face of difficult life choices.

PRECEDED BY:

Grandmothers | Michael Wahrmann
Brazil | 2009 | 12m | Portuguese with English subtitles

Do all grandmothers give socks and underwear as birthday presents? 10-year-old Leo is much more intrigued by his grandpa’s gift—a Super-8 movie camera. New York Premiere!

Series: New York Jewish Film Festival 2012

Venue: Walter Reade Theater

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