Laugh Till I Cry
A film by Oren Yacobovitz & Tomer Heymann
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1997  |  Israel  |  45 min.  |  Hebrew  |  Original Title: Ad Ha'chatuna Ze Yaavor


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Heymann Brothers Films has been operating for over a decade and specializes in long term documentary projects with a social and political orientation, as well as very personal ones. The company was founded by Tomer Heymann, one of the leading documentary directors in Israel.Tomer & Barak In
2001 he created “It Kinda Scares Me” which won the Academy Award in Israel, and other awards in Torino, Milan, New York, Taipei and Melbourne.

In 2003 his film "Aviv - Fucked Up Generation" came out commercially and brought a vast amount of viewers to the cinemas, as it correspondingly participated in many festivals worldwide.

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Barak Heymann joined the "Heymann Brothers Films" company in 2003 and has since directed and produced several documentary films and series. “Heymann Brothers Films” is an independent Israeli company dedicated to the release of documentaries on the social aspect of the Israeli/Jewish culture.

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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 including his first film “It Kinda Scares Me”. “Paper Dolls” won three awards at the 2006 Berlin Film Festival and the audience’s award at the Los Angeles Festival. The film and TV series "Bridge over the Wadi”, co-produced with the American ITVS, won the Israeli Documentary Film competition, participated in IDFA Festival's prestigious competition and won many awards around the world. Tomer's new 8-part series "The Way Home" was recently broadcasted by the Yes Doco Channel in Israel and won the best documentary series award at the 2009 Jerusalem International Film Festival. 


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We live on spare time, you live with people that soon will be out of date" says one of the main characters in the film. In 1997 a group of people in their 20's who suffer from CF disease (Cystic Fibrosis) created a theater group to help themselves deal with their unusual situation. When they were kids the doctors hadn't given them hope of reaching their twenties. Today, with modern health care and breathing treatment, they are happy to be alive. Through psychodrama therapy, 5 young women are dealing with their situation, mocking their fears and with touching frankness, squeeze as much as they can our of life.

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Written and Directed by:  Oren Yaacobovitz and Tomer Heymann
Producer:  Tomer Heymann and Oren Yacobovitz
Editor:  Hila Valdman
Cinematographer:  Oren Yacobovitz