Army of Lovers in the Holy Land

Thirty years after the queer Swedish disco-pop band Army of Lovers became an international phenomenon, its Jewish frontman, Jean-Pierre Barda, embarks on a new chapter when he uproots his existence to move from Sweden to Israel. In this new documentary, director Asaf Galay joins Barda alongside his journey at the age of 50. Army of Lovers (a blend of ABBA, the B-52s, and performance art) continues to rock 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.” Barda’s identity—flamboyant, philosophical, and religious all at once—explores what it means to never doubt oneself.
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Film: 65 minutes

Director: Asaf Galay

Production country: Israel

Year: 2019

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