Cleveland International Film Festival } March 22 – April 1, 2023 } Playhouse Square

Kiss Me Kosher

Year: 2021
Language: English, German, Hebrew, Arabic
Run Time: 101 minutes

Kiss Me Kosher
Kiss Me Kosher
Kiss Me Kosher
Kiss Me Kosher

Shira has finally found the woman of her dreams, Maria, and she’s ready to settle down. But everyone in Shira’s family is skeptical of this newfound love—not because Maria is a woman, but because she seems to be one in a very long line of “new” girlfriends who come and go. In fact, Shira can’t stop running into all of her ex’s on the street, which proves to be problematic when Maria comes to live with her in Tel Aviv. And there’s one other issue: Maria is German, and Shira’s grandmother, a Holocaust survivor, strongly disapproves. But Grandma may know a thing or two herself about taboo romance…. A multicultural tale of forbidden love, KISS ME KOSHER follows Shira and Maria through the chaotic mishaps of their complicated relationship, while also following Shira’s grandmother through the challenges of her own star-crossed love. Top it all off with an accidental proposal and you’ve got a heartfelt and hilarious romantic comedy for the ages. (In English, German, Hebrew, and Arabic with subtitles) — G.S.

CIFF45 Screenings

CIFF45 Streams On Demand

Thursday, April 08, 2021 at 11:00 AM -
Tuesday, April 20, 2021 at 11:59 PM

Streams Access: OH Only
Accessibility (?)
Closed Captions: No
Audio Description: No
English Subtitles: Yes

Jewish & Israeli Visions
Women of the World

Reel Women Direct Award for Excellence in Directing by a Woman
International Narrative Competition

Shirel Peleg

Christine Günther, Chevy K. Chen

Shirel Peleg

Giora Bejach

Heike Parplies

Principal Cast
Moran Rosenblatt, Luise Wolfram, Rivka Michaeli, Juliane Köhler, Bernhard Schütz, Irit Kaplan, John Carroll Lynch

Film Contact

Community Partners

Congregation Shaarey Tikvah

Women's Happy Hour (WH2)

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