Army Of Lovers In The Holy Land

Haifa Film Festival

Thirty years after launching into international stardom, queer disco-pop band Army of Lovers embarks on a new chapter when frontman Jean-Pierre Barda uproots his existence to move from Sweden to Israel. So begins this fascinating documentary that examines home, identity, family and the pull of Aliyah (immigration to Israel), even after age 50. A blend of ABBA, the B-52s and performance art, Army of Lovers is still rocking pride celebrations and underground club parties with its mix of high camp, daring music videos and a motto of "More is more, less is a bore."

Director: Asaf Galay

Producer: Naama Pyritz



Production Company: Ingénue Prod
Duration: 65 min.
Date of Release: 2018
Country of Production: Israel

Shooting Format: Digital
Language: Hebrew, English, Swedish
Subtitles: English

Festivals & Awards

  • Haifa Film Festival
    Best Documentary

  • San Francisco Jewish Film Festival

  • Warsaw Jewsih Film Festival

  • Berlin Jewish Film Festival

  • Philadelphia Jewish film Festival

  • Boca Raton Jewish Film Festival

  • Washington Jewish Film Festival (postponed)

  • Toronto Jewish Film Festival (postponed)

  • Oxford Film Festival - Memphis

  • PrideFlix - Philadelphia

Involved Broadcasters

Channel 8, Israel

World Sales

Eran Polishuk - Chapter Two Films


Art / Music / Culture, Entertainment, LGBT, Personal Stories