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Peccadillo acquires Israel-UK doc 'Who’s Gonna Love Me Now?'

EXCLUSIVE: The Heymann Brothers latest feature is set to play at next month’s BFI London Film Festival.

London-based distributor Peccadillo Pictures has picked up Israeli-UK documentary Who’s Gonna Love Me Now? ahead of the film being shown in the Journey strand of this year’s BFI London Film Festival (Oct 5-16).

The film, which premiered at Berlin Film Festival in February, tells the story of Saar, an Israeli living in London, who is rejected by his family for being gay. After discovering he is HIV positive, he joins the London Gay Men’s Chorus, where he finally finds the acceptance he has been longing for.

Tomer and Barak Heymann of Heymann Brothers Film in Israel produced with the UK’s Breaking Productions. Autlook Filmsales are handling international rights.

Peccadillo also has UK rights to Hope Dickson Leach’s The Levelling, which screens in LFF’s First Feature Competition following its premiere in Toronto International Film Festival’s Discovery Strand.

Peccadillo’s managing director Tom Abell commented: “We are very proud to be bringing two remarkably different films – Hope Dickson Leach’s The Levelling and The Heymann Brothers’ Who’s Gonna Love Me Now? - to the 60th BFI London Film Festival which always showcases the best film-making talent from around the globe. Between them they truly represent the values of the company and the breadth of work that we live to distribute”.

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