Director and producer Tomer and Barak Heymann are rolling into SXSW on a bit of wave with their documentary “Who’s Gonna Love Me Now?” picking up the Panorama Audience Award last month at the Berlin Film Festival. And now in Austin, the duo are unveiling the stateside debut of “Mr. Gaga,” and today we have an exclusive clip from the picture.
The documentary tells the story the titular director of the Batsheva Dance Company, exploring his methods, philosophy, and more. And as you’ll see in the scene below, his work has even captured the attention and admiration of Natalie Portman, who praises his methods. Here’s the official synopsis:
Enter the world of Ohad Naharin, renowned choreographer and artistic director of the Batsheva Dance Company. Mr. Gaga, eight years in the making, captures the elusive beauty of contemporary dance and immerses the audience in the creative process behind Batsheva’s unique performances. Using intimate rehearsal footage, extensive unseen archive material and stunning dance sequences, acclaimed director Tomer Heymann (“Paper Dolls”, “I shot my Love”) tells the fascinating life story of an artistic genius who relentlessly aims for artistic precision and perfection and has redefined the language of modern dance.
“Mr. Gaga” has its final screening at SXSW today.