Jonathan Agassi Saved My Life

Jonathan Agassi, one of the world’s most successful gay porn stars, splits his time between Berlin and Israel. Agassi built his fame and success on what is globally considered a taboo, yet still pleases millions around the world. This film offers a rare and intimate look at the world of porn and escorting, as well as at unique relationship between a mother and son who courageously redefine familiar family concepts. This is a film about a lonely person who seeks love and meaning, but is condemned to a destructive lifestyle, understanding that the extreme fantasies he chases are not necessarily his own.

Presented by Tomer Heymann (27 and 28)
In colaboration with the Goethe Institut Barcelona

Tomer Heymann: was born in Kfar Yedidia in Israel in 1970 and has directed many documentary films and series in the past twenty years, most of them long-term follow-ups and personal documentations. His films won major awards at different prestigious film festivals including his first film “It Kinda Scares Me”. “Paper Dolls” won three awards at the 2006 Berlin Film Festival and the audience’s award at the Los Angeles Festival. The film and TV series “Bridge over the Wadi”, co-produced with the American ITVS, won the Israeli Documentary Film Competition, participated in IDFA Festival’s prestigious competition and won many awards around the world. He has also directed the award wining documentary “Mister Gaga” about the coreographer Ohad Naharim.

Best Israeli Documentary Film – 35th Jerusalem Film Festival.
Best Editing – 35th Jerusalem Film Festival.
Special Jury Award – 43rd annual Atlanta Film Festival.
Best Documentary Film – Outview Film Festival, Greece.

Tomer Heymann
Alemania – Israel, 2018

Saturday September 28 – 19.30h
Sala Chomón

Friday September 27 – 21.30h
Sala Laya