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Mr. Gaga: A True Story of Love and Dance
A film by Tomer Heymann
With Ohad Naharin and the Batsheva Dance Company
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film stillOhad Naharin, artistic director of the Batsheva Dance Company, is regarded as one of the most important choreographers in the world. Meeting him at a critical turning point in his personal life, this spirited and insightful documentary will introduce you to a man with great artistic integrity and an extraordinary vision. Filmed over a period of eight years, director Tomer Heymann mixes intimate rehearsal footage with an extensive unseen archive and breathtaking dance sequences.

This story of an artistic genius who redefined the language of modern dance is guaranteed to leave you skipping.

"Highly recommended!"New York Times

"Electric... Riveting... Choreographic brilliance... Striking performance footage... Excellent. A complex, compelling lead character... Handsome and charismatic, Naharin... arguably is a genius. The most exciting documentary for fans of edgier modern dance since PINA."Variety

"If you are familiar with his mesmerizing work, nothing more need be said ... If you're not, this feast of dance illustrates why others are."Los Angeles Times

"Heymann captures the thrilling uniqueness of Naharin's work—as well as a vibrant portrait of his artistic process, in which dance functions as communication, survival, and healing. Sensitive, intelligent, and awe-inspiring."Flavorwire
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"Masterfully crafted by filmmaker Tomer Heymann, the documentary is weighty, surprising, affecting, darkly humorous..."Film Journal

"A wonderful invitation to dance."Elle

"Captivating portait, like a kaleidoscope."Le Monde

"Moments of absolute grace."Première


"Pioneering some of the most innovative work—and intriguing movement language—in contemporary dance during the past 20 years."The Sydney Morning Herald

"A must-see movie!"Jerusalem Post

"A breathtaking, powerful, and important film about the power of art to connect people wherever they are."NRG

"An overwhelming aesthetic experience."YNET

"Five stars! Magnificient. A wonderful portrait and a great film about dance and creation."Toutelaculture

World Premiere, 2015 BFI London Film Festival
Audience Award, 2016 SXSW Film Festival
International Documentary Award, 2016 Tempo Documentary Film Festival, Sweden
Best Documentary Award, 2016 Sofia International film festival, Bulgaria
Special Jury Award and Audience Choice Award, 2016 IDFF CRONOGRAF, Moldova
Audience Award, 2016 Tirana International Documentary Film Festival, Albania
Audience Award for Best Documentary, 2016 Aspen Film Festival
Audience Award, 2016 Reykjavik International Film Festival, Iceland
Public Award for Best Documentary, 2016 Sao Paolo International Film Festival, Brazil
Special Mention, 2016 RIDM Montreal International Documentary Film Festival
Third Place, Audience Choice, 2015 IDFA International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam

100 minutes / color
In English and Hebrew w/ English subs
Closed Captioned
Release: 2017
Copyright: 2015
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Subject areas:
Art, Biographies, Choreography, Dance

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