The JCC of the North Shore is screening “Matchmaking” as part of its 10th annual Film Festival. The festival, which runs through May 24, features movies from around the world with a Jewish connection.
Endlessly witty, visually rapturous, and sweetly romantic, “Matchmaking” is a “Romeo and Juliet”-like saga of two young, eligible ultra-Orthodox singles looking for a perfect match. Moti spots Nechama, his sister’s friend, and is instantly smitten but isn’t allowed to date the charming, beautiful young woman because she doesn’t come from an Ashkenazi (European origin) family like his own, but rather comes from a Mizrahi (Middle Eastern origin) family.
A joyous tale about tolerance and love, “Matchmaking” is Israel’s biggest box office hit of the year and is full of hijinks, jokes, and slapstick humor.