‘Who’s Gonna Love Me Now?’ isn’t just the title of this moving, intimate doc; it’s also the question that 39-year-old Saar Maoz is trying to answer. Saar is gay and has been living in London for the last 17 years after being kicked off a Kibbutz in Israel.
In the years since he ran away from his conservative and deeply religious family, Saar has fallen in love, had his heart broken, struggled, made mistakes and been diagnosed with HIV. Without family to turn to he found support, friendship and acceptance in the London Gay Men’s Chorus, but still he feels the gravitational pull of home. This doc follows his attempts to reconnect with the people he left behind.
Filmed between LGBT-friendly London, with performances from the choir, and Israel, amidst the anger, confusion and upset he left behind, ‘Who’s Gonna Love Me Now?’ deals sensitively with blame, acceptance and the enormous power of empathy. It’s a frank and moving exploration of family, faith and the conflict between cultures and generations.