The Queen has no Crown

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The Queen has no Crown

The Queen Has No Crown is a documentary film of Tomer Heymann’s that navigates the intimate lives of five brothers and their mother, as they experience the pains of exile and the joys of family bonding. Three of the Heymann sons take their families and leave Israel, one after the other, for “better” lives in America. They fulfill their dreams, but shatter those of their mother. A divorcee, she is left alone in Israel with her two bachelor sons — one straight, and the other, Tomer, gay. Exploring the politics of belonging, displacement, and sexuality, throughout, Tomer frames this quest in terms of its greater social and political significance: the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, tensions between Israel’s Arabs and Jews, its secular and ultra-orthodox citizens, and the struggle for gay/human rights. Combining 8 and 16mm footage with his own work of a decade, shows how the strength of the Heymann Family depends on forces greater than the nuclear family itself.

Festivals and Awards:

International Festival Days of Ethnographic Film, Ljubljana, Slovenia 2014; MiradasDoc Film Festival, Tenerife, 2013; Great Lakes International Film Festival, USA, 2013; Days of Jewish Culture Festival, Olomuc,Czech Republic, 2013; Taiwan International Ethnographic Film Festival, Taipei, 2013; Universal Multicultural Film Festival,Rolling Hills Estates, USA, 2013

Director: Tomer Heymann

Producer: Barak Heymann, Tomer Heymann

Production Company: Heymann Brothers Films

Cinematographer: Tomer Heymann

Editor: Ido Mochrik

Supporter(s): The New Fund for Cinema and Television

Musicians: Ivry Lider, Rona Keinan, Eran Weitz, Israel Breitt, Eli Sorani, Itamar Rothschild

Script: Tomer Heymann

Distributor: Heymann Brothers Films

Subtitles: Hebrew, English

Film Name in Hebrew: למלכה אין כתר

The Queen Has No Crown is a documentary film of Tomer Heymann’s that navigates the intimate lives of five brothers and their mother, as they experience the pains of exile and the joys of family bonding. Three of the Heymann sons take their families and leave Israel, one after the other, for “better” lives in America. They fulfill their dreams, but shatter those of their mother. A divorcee, she is left alone in Israel with her two bachelor sons — one straight, and the other, Tomer, gay. Exploring the politics of belonging, displacement, and sexuality, throughout, Tomer frames this quest in terms of its greater social and political significance: the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, tensions between Israel’s Arabs and Jews, its secular and ultra-orthodox citizens, and the struggle for gay/human rights. Combining 8 and 16mm footage with his own work of a decade, shows how the strength of the Heymann Family depends on forces greater than the nuclear family itself.

Festivals and Awards:

International Festival Days of Ethnographic Film, Ljubljana, Slovenia 2014; MiradasDoc Film Festival, Tenerife, 2013; Great Lakes International Film Festival, USA, 2013; Days of Jewish Culture Festival, Olomuc,Czech Republic, 2013; Taiwan International Ethnographic Film Festival, Taipei, 2013; Universal Multicultural Film Festival,Rolling Hills Estates, USA, 2013

Director: Tomer Heymann

Producer: Barak Heymann, Tomer Heymann

Production Company: Heymann Brothers Films

Cinematographer: Tomer Heymann

Editor: Ido Mochrik

Supporter(s): The New Fund for Cinema and Television

Musicians: Ivry Lider, Rona Keinan, Eran Weitz, Israel Breitt, Eli Sorani, Itamar Rothschild

Script: Tomer Heymann

Distributor: Heymann Brothers Films

Subtitles: Hebrew, English

Film Name in Hebrew: למלכה אין כתר

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