The Matchmaker

Israeli writer-director Avi Nesher adapts Amir Gutfreund’s novel set during 1968 — a year after the Summer of Love, about a teenage boy (Tuval Shafir) hired by a matchmaker (Adir Miller) who survived the Holocaust and has set up shop behind a movie theat

Israeli writer-director Avi Nesher (Turn Left At The End Of The World and The Secrets) adapts Amir Gutfreund’s novel set during 1968 — a year after the Summer of Love, about a teenage boy (Tuval Shafir) hired by a matchmaker (Adir Miller) who survived the Holocaust and has set up shop behind a movie theater that runs only love stories. What would seem to be a typical rom-com lark reveals itself to be a dramatic look at how the circumstances change both characters. Now at Mariemont Theatre. (R) Not screened for review

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