VALERIA IS GETTING MARRIED
by Michal Vinik
Israel/Ukraine, 2022, 76'
Against expectations, two sisters must each make a decision for themselves
Valeria, a young Ukrainian woman, arrives in Israel to meet her future husband, for an arranged marriage brokered online. She joins Christina, who has been living in Israel for some time and met her own husband through a similar arrangement. Christina is happy with her new life and wants the same for her sister, but over the course of the day doubts begin to appear.
Cast & Crew
Lena Fraifeld (Christina); Dasha Tvoronovich (Valeria); Yaakov Zada Daniel (Michael); Avraham Shalom Levi (Eytan)
Production company: Lama Films
Producer: Ayelet Kait, Amir Harel
Coproducers: Vladimir Yatsenko, Anna Yatsenko - ForeFilms
World Premiere: Venice FF 2022 - Orizonti Extra
Toronto IFF 2022
Zurich IFF 2022
Born in Haifa, 1976, Michal Vinik graduated the Film and Television Department at Tel-Aviv University as a scriptwriter and majored as a director in the MFA program (won 2 scholarships for excellence). She is currently working on her third feature film "You Are My Everything", and preparing to shoot the second season of "The missing file" for television, according to Dror Mishani's Novels. She has written for several television series and co-created her own TV series (WHO GAVE YOU A LICENSE, together with Daniella Doron and Talya Lavie). VALERIA IS GETTING MARRIED will be Michal's second feature film. Michal is teaching scriptwriting at Tel Aviv University. She lives with her two children (and a dog) in Tel Aviv.