Bologna, Cinema Odeon, Mercoledì 22 marzo ore 10,00
Bologna, Cinema Odeon, Mercoledì 22 marzo ore 21,00
Bologna, Cinema Odeon Wednesday, March 22nd, 10.00 AM
Bologna, Cinema Odeon Wednesday, March 22nd, 9.00 PM
Director: Tomer Heymann
Cinematography: Itai Razie
Editing: Alon Greenberg, Ido Mochrik, Ron Omer
Artistic advisory: Talli Vernia-Hatsor, Pia Forsgren, Roni Azgad
Research: Lily Yudisky, Daniela Reiss, Tali Shamir-Werzberger
Sound desing: Alex Claude
Music: Ishai Adar
Produced by: Heymann Brothers Films
Producer: Barak Heyman
Executive producer: Diana Holtzberg
Italian distribution: Wanted Cinema
Country: Israel, Sweden, Germany, Netherlands, 2015, 100’
The film was screened in many festivals among which the London Film Festival 2015, the International Documentary Film Festival in Amsterdam and the Festival dei Popoli 2015, winning many prizes, and it was among the candidates for the European Film Awards 2016.
The title of the documentary, Mr. Gaga, derives from a dance language created by choreographer and dancer Ohad Naharin who chose this term because it’s an onomatopoeic sound similar to the first try to communicate by a child. His dance reveals the ambivalence of the human being who is both “animal” and “hunter”, endowed with instinct and emotions, sweetness and belligerency. The pictures flow on the screen and you are carried away by the pleasure of the eye, satisfied by the beauty of wonderful bodies in motion, from breathtaking choreographies, alternation of intimate sequences made of frames in Technicolor from family movies, to essentially documentary moments of interview clips, archive frames, testimonies of parents, dancers, choreographers and admirers, through fascinating footage of some famous performances of the choreographer and rehearsals where Ohad Naharin observes and guides the dancers of his company. And the viewer, lacking on notions of contemporary dance, is pervaded by a pleasant feeling, made up of vital energy, an irrepressible desire to imitate those movements, emotions, gratification and inner peace. The core of the documentary is the voice, the face and the body of Israeli artist, who agrees to reveal his vision of dance and of the world.
TOMER HEYMANN was born in Israel in 1970 and has directed many documentary films and series since 1997. His films were presented in many international film festivals as Berlinale, HotDocs, IDFA, Los Angeles Film Festival, Sheffield Doc/Fest. They won several awards and were screened in cinemas all over the world.