37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL Oct 30-Nov 3, 2024

37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL October 30-November 3, 2024

Army of Lovers in the Holy Land

ArmyofLovers FINAL STILL

Army of Lovers in the Holy Land┬ábegins thirty years after launching the queer disco-pop band Army of Lovers into international stardom. Frontman Jean-Pierre Barda decides to move from Sweden to Israel, prompting a fascinating thematic recollection of home, identity, family, and the pull of Aliyah, even after the late age of 50. Despite his entire life being in Sweden and even referring to his bandmates as his true family, his Jewish identity pulls him towards change. As some in his life struggle with the paradoxes of Barda’s various identities and choices, often striking, philosophical, and religious all at once, Barda’s story reveals he has never doubted who he is.


Wednesday, October 21


10:00 AM


Virtual Screening

Film Info

Director: Asaf Galay

Runtime: 65 min.

Year: 2018

Country: Israel

Language: English, Hebrew, Swedish