Interview with Filmmaker Anaëlle Morf (JEWISH BLIND DATE)

Matthew Toffolo's Summary

Anaëlle Morf’s short film “Jewish Blind Date” played at the Comedy FEEDBACK Film Festival in March 2016 to rave reviews. Her film also won Best Musical Score at the festival.

Interview with Anaëlle Morf:

Matthew Toffolo: What motivated you to make this film?

Anaëlle Morf: I wanted to make a film which came from an intimate story. I always thought that, to tell a story, we needed to be as sincere as possible.

Growing up in the Jewish community in Lausanne (Switzerland), I’ve been a modern girl, who studies, travels, go out. But my religious education was education was made at the Jewish school. At the age of ten, my parents had to put me in a public school. From a class of three, I found myself with twenty-two comrades: it had been a shock.

A few months later, my parents were divorcing. Being the only one able to read Hebrew…

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