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Do You Believe in Love (Ha’shadchanit)

Do You Believe in Love

“I don’t believe there is love in the world. If you believe it – good for you.” – Tova Shamsion

Awarded Best Documentary at the 2014 Kracow Film Festival. This charming, irreverent documentary features the irrepressible Tova, a matchmaker who does not believe in love, but who has made more than 550 matches in her career. She specialises in matching people with disabilities and Tova herself is in a wheelchair as a result of muscular dystrophy. But her health problems do nothing to dampen her spirit, quell her cynicism or hold back her caustic wit. Her unique brand of tough love, her approach to her life – which she knows will be cut short – and her commitment to her clients is what drives this funny, heartwarming and endlessly entertaining film. From the producers of Life in Stills (JIFF 2012) and Before The Revolution (JIFF 2013) this is a film about making the most of the time you have.


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    Dan Wasserman

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