“The Queen Has No Crown” is Tomer Heymann’s poignant meditation on family, loss, and the mental maps of homelessness. Three of the Heymann sons take their families and leave Israel, one after the other, for “better” lives in America. They fulfill their dreams, but shatter those of their mother. A divorcee, she is left alone in Israel with her two bachelor sons—one straight, and the other, Tomer, gay. The film navigates the intimate lives of 5 brothers and their mother, as they experience the pains of exile and the joys of family bonding.
Tomer Heymann was born in Kfar Yedidia in Israel in 1970 and has directed many documentary films and series in the past ten years, most of them long-term follow-ups and personal documentations. His films won major awards at different prestigious film festivals making Tomer one of the Documentary Film industry’s leading directors. Tomer’s latest film “I Shot My Love” premiered at the Berlin Film Festival 2010 and has beenscreened at various festivals around the world. The film has won awards at the HotDocs Film Festival, Taiwan Documentary Int’l Film Festival, The Side By Side GLBT Film Festival, The Madrid GLBT Film Festival, The Queer Lisboa GLBT Film Festival and The Warsaw Jewish Film Festival.