Monday, June 10, 2019, 22:15 Cinematheque 1 Tickets
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Jonathan Agassi Saved My Life / Yonatan Agasi hetzil et hayay
Dir: Tomer Heymann
Production: Tomer Heymann, Barak Heymann
Introducing: Jonathan Agassi
Israel, 2019, 106 min, Hebrew and English with English subtitles
2018 Jerusalem Film Festival – Best Film and Best Editing award-winner
2018 IDFA – International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam
2019 CPH: DOX – Copenhagen International Documentary Festival
2019 BFI Flare – London LGBT Film Festival
Jonathan Agassi, one of the biggest global stars in gay porn, splits his life between Berlin and Israel. Agassi’s claim to fame and success has been in a field which, in theory, is a worldwide taboo, but in practice, brings pleasure to millions.
A rare look at the porn and escort industry that has never been documented this intimately and candidly, as well as the surprising relationship between a mother and son who dare re-examine the boundaries of the family unit, bravely and sensitively.
This is a film about a lonely man looking for love and meaning, but who ends up plunging into a destructive lifestyle – ultimately realizing in the hardest way possible that the extreme fantasies he’s been acting out aren’t necessarily his own.
Uncut never before scenes
Screening attended by director, Tomer Heymann and star of the film, Jonathan Agassi.