NIF Film Club: Aviv

18 November 2020

Aviv, the story of Israel’s top 90’s rockstar, follows Aviv Geffen’s rapid ascent from struggling underground musician to enamored, mythic figure – from a struggling underground rock star to being the last person to embrace Yitzhak Rabin moments before the Israeli President’s tragic assassination at the mass rally.

NIF Film Club discussed this film with NIF’s VP of Public Engagement Libby Lenkinski and director Tomer Heymann.

Due to a tech glitch, we weren’t able to use the video recording of our conversation with Tomer Heymann. Instead, please find the audio recording here:

photo of Tomer Heymann - photo by Mari LaukkanenBorn in Israel, Tomer Heymann has been directing documentary films and series since 1997. He screened and won awards at international film festivals, such as Berlinale, HotDocs, IDFA, and LAFF. They have been theatrically released around the world, making him one of the Documentary Film industry’s leading directors. Cinematic and TV credits include Bridge Over the Wadi (IDFA 2006), Paper Dolls (Winner of 3 awards- Berlinale 2006), I Shot my Love (Berlinale 2010, Award winner- Hotdocs 2010), The Queen has No Crown (Berlinale 2011), Who’s Gonna Love Me Now (Audience Award- Berlinale 2016), and Mr. Gaga (Audience Award SXSW 2017). Tomer teaches at several films schools in Israel and is currently engaged in a number of ongoing projects. Photo Credit: Mari Laukkanen.

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