Kosher Love

Documentary
English

Region: Quebec

Year of Production: 2017

Canadian Release Date: February 16, 2017

Duration: 44 mins

It might sound like a ridiculous bar joke with a complicated punch line but what happens when a rabbinical matchmaker, a newly-married, young Hassidic couple and a single, orthodox hip-hop artist explore the precise meaning of humanity’s most powerful word? Kosher Love looks at the search for true love and bible-instructed marriage in the orthodox / Hassidic world as it pushes back against an ever encroaching, wired, secular world and its idea of momentary, selfish love.

What happens next? How do members of this insular community walk their pilgrimage of romance surrounded by the sultry and omnipresent taboo encounters on secular TV, books, movies and the internet? Where is that religious boundary drawn and how are ancient marital customs protected?

Using levity, animation, fly-on-the-wall observation and some sit-down silliness, Kosher Love interweaves a complex narrative of different religious participants exploring humanity’s most terrifying and sacred word. Walking a tightrope of expectation and deception Kosher Love documents the hopes and revelations of several religious Jews’ search for love while simultaneously hoping to demonstrate we’re all the same in our pursuit of intimacy, support and relationships and that ultimately, our humanity binds all of us in this most universal of discoveries.

PRODUCTION COMPANY: Bunbury Films Inc

DIRECTOR: Evan Beloff

SCRIPTWRITERS: Evan Beloff

AVAILABLE ON: VOD/VSD

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