Matchmakers

42 Minutes and 2 seconds , 1970
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Directed by: Raquel Chalfi

In the early seventies, Israeli television went on a major recruitment drive, headhunting young and promising radio editors, of which Raquel Chalfi was one. In this film Chalfi offers a fascinating exploration of the matchmaking and dating scene across all strata of Israeli society, employing multiple points of view and a nonlinear narrative structure. Chalfi’s perspective exudes empathy for the many individuals who inhabit the film; all of whom are driven by a yearning for human connection.

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