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Army Of Lovers In The Holy Land
Writing credits Asaf Galay
Directed by Asaf Galay
Produced by Naama Pyritz
Film Editing by Nili Feller
Sound Department Daniel Meir
Performers Jean-Pierre Barda, Alexander Bard, Dominika Peczynski, Camilla Henemark, Michaela Dornonville De La Cour, Camilla Thulin, Fredrik Boklund and others
The movie Army Of lovers In The Holy Land, produced by Naama Pyritz and directed by Asaf Galay, tells the story of a Swedish pop group that enjoyed great popularity in the 1990s and was famous for its mix of disco, camp, and queer music along with its messages of sexual liberation. The film follows the decision by one of the group's members, Jean-Pierre Barda, to leave Sweden and immigrate to Israel under the Law of Return.
The judges of the Haifa International Film Festival said, that it was "refreshing and entertaining, and describes the move from the plastic world of stiletto heels and fake diamonds to the roughness of the Israeli reality and conservatism." They said the film "creates entertaining and absurd moments alongside an authentic emotional process of searching and belonging."
Army Of Lovers In The Holy Land is going to be, without a doubt, one of the peaks in the group's career. Twenty four years after their last studio album Glory, Glamour and Gold, and thirty years since their debut, Army Of Lovers are back with an unprecedented piece of art, they haven't tried before, which was brought to life by Asaf Galay and Naama Pyritz. The director managed to create a unique movie combining a deep insight view in their rise to fame with an intimate touching story of Jean-Pierre. For the first time ever, we hear a true story of the group shared by Jean-Pierre, Alexander, Dominika and even some interesting tidbits from Camilla Thulin, the costume designer and hidden member, and Fredrik Boklund, the video director.
A special congratulation and best wishes to his new life go to our dear Jean-Pierre!
April 6, 2016 Magic Music Magazine www.magicmusicmagazine.com published an advertisement looking for archival material, footage, home videos, photos and other interesting stuff to be featured in a new film to commemorate the band's thirtieth anniversary.
September 26, 2018 The Haifa International Film Festival premiered a brand new documentary Army Of Lovers In The Holy Land.
October 20, 2018 Army Of Lovers attended the Army Of Lovers In The Holy Land screening in the Kuli Alma club in Tel Aviv.
October 28, 2018 The movie had its TV debut on the Israeli cable channel HOT8.
November 10, 2018 Next screening took place at the end of the Nordic Cinema Showcase in Herzliya.
November 29, 2018 Another screening will take place at the art center The Haifa Cinematheque with a presence of Jean-Pierre Barda, Naama Pyritz and Asaf Galay.
December 31, 2018 The Tel Aviv Cinematheque will screen Army Of Lovers In The Holy Land on the New Year's Eve as well as every Wednesday and every weekend since January.
January 8, 2019 Army Of Lovers In The Holy Land will be screened at the Jerusalem Film Festival.
September 13, 2019 The Delphi LUX cinema will show the Army Of Lovers In The Holy Land documentary during the Jüdische Filmfestival Berlin.
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