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Kiss Me Kosher

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About The Film

KISS ME KOSHER is an endearing dual love story and romantic misadventure about so-called un-kosher love between clashing cultures, generations, and families. Berta, a sprightly Jewish grandmother, and her equally vivacious granddaughter, Shira, argue passionately about love and what women can and cannot do. When one falls for a German woman and the other a Palestinian man, it gets complicated. Their families collide over shared, fraught historical pasts, and their romances must bridge that wide chasm to have a fighting chance for a future together. What happens with lovers who don't fit—but belong together?

With a loving eye for characters grappling with societal and religious conventions, Israeli director-writer Shirel Peleg crafts a wonderful story that goes beyond clichés to unmask them, saying, "I wanted to see if it would be possible for a young couple to build a future without ignoring the past."

Director Bio

Shirel-Peleg headshot 130x130 Shirel Peleg was born in Venezuela and raised in Israel. She graduated in 2010 with a BFA in film and television from the Sapir College. In 2012, she immigrated to Germany where she learned the language and enrolled in the renowned Filmakedemia Baden-Württenberg. Her directing credits include WE'RE BACK AGAIN and THE NEXT GENERATION SHORT TIGER, which was presented at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival. 

 

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Film Details:

Original Title: KISS ME BEFORE IT BLOWS UP
Director: Shirel Peleg
Country: Israel, Germany
Language: Hebrew, English, German, w/English subtitles
Running Time: 106m
Year: 2019
Genre: Romantic Comedy
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Rating/Warning: R

Subjects:

  • Family
  • GLBTQ+
  • Lesbians
  • Intermarriage

 

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