When a Jewish boyfriend and Muslim girlfriend’s families meet for the first time, an unexpected incident threatens their relationship.

‘Moshe and Amira’ is a film about the interplay between cultural identity and love. Set in North London, the film presents a meeting between families of two different, and often thought to be conflicting, backgrounds: Jews and Muslims. However, rather than focusing on the ins and outs of these identities, the film attempts to look at the people beneath – how they feel about each other and what they would do for each other.

Director’s Vision

Jews and Muslims are often viewed as enemies, or, at best, estranged cousins. However, even as a frizzy-haired North London Jew, I have always felt a bond with Islam. Our religions share a drive for earthly justice and a history of marginalisation in European society. Only the marginalisation of Muslims has flowed much more fluidly into our present…

What would this mean for a Muslim-Jewish couple?

‘Moshe and Amira,’ a tragicomedy set in the mysterious world of suburban North London, is the story of Jewish Moshe and Muslim Amira, a couple whose families are meeting for the first time.

Based on personal experiences, discussions with friends, family and members of interfaith relationships and minority backgrounds, I wanted to explore the raw feeling of love and whether it can overcome the shock of difference.