The Queen Has No Crown

Unclassified 18+
Tomer Heymann, 82 mins, Israel, 2011, Digital Betacam, Hebrew and English with English subtitles. Courtesy: Hayman Films.

The Queen Has No Crown
The Queen Has No Crown

The Queen Has No Crown is a personal portrait of a family caught between loyalty and personal freedom.

Director Tomer Heymann documents the breakdown of his nuclear family. Three of his four brothers leave Israel for "better" lives in the United States, sending his recently divorced mother into a crippling state of depression. As rifts and guilt stir among the brothers, Heymann struggles to find his own place within his family, his country and its gay community.

On the periphery, Israel's left and right factions become more and more divided; the Israeli-Palestinian conflict grows in intensity, and Heymann himself is forced to confront homophobia from all sides.

The Queen Has No Crown is a funny and deeply moving testimony to the struggle and joys of family.

Dates   Sat 26 May 2012, 9pm
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