• Valeria Is Getting Married
  • Valeria Is Getting Married
  • Valeria Is Getting Married

Valeria Is Getting Married

by Michal Vinik Feature Film Competition

Visibly tense, the young Ukrainian Valeria sits in an apartment somewhere in Israel. In a few moments, she is to meet her future husband, Eitan, for the first time. Her sister Christina, of all people, acts as a go-between. She herself is married to an older Israeli man and has arranged the same life path for Valeria. But she is not very enthusiastic about her sister's plans – and even less so about Eitan when he walks through the apartment door. When Valeria refuses to accompany Eitan home, the situation quickly comes to a head. With razor-sharp dialogues, director Michal Vinik stages a chamber play that is as entertaining as it is dramaturgically sophisticated.

About the director(s)

The Israeli director Michal Vinik attended Tel Aviv University, where she first studied screenwriting before graduating with a master's in directing. Her short film BAIT (2009) had its world premiere at Sundance Film Festival. Her multi award-winning debut feature film BARASH (2015) screened at more than 70 international festivals. In addition to her work as a director, Vinik also teaches directing and screenwriting at Tel Aviv University. Her second feature-length fiction film VALERIA IS GETTING MARRIED had its world premiere at Venice.

Filmography (selection): Valeria Is Getting Married (2022) | Barash (2015) | Srak (short film, 2011) | Bait (short film, 2009)

About the director(s)
  • Genre: Tragicomedy
  • Country, Year: Israel, Ukraine, 2022
  • Runtime: 76 Min
  • Languages: Hebrew, Russian, English
  • Subtitles: English, German
  • Director: Michal Vinik
  • Cast: Lena Fraifeld, Dasha Tvoronovich, Yaakov Zada Daniel, Avraham Shalom Levi
  • Screenplay: Michal Vinik
  • Cinematography: Guy Raz
  • Editor: Maya Kenig
  • Music: Daphna Keenan
  • Producers: Ayelet Kait, Amir Harel, Vladimir Yatsenko, Anna Yatsenko
  • Production Companies: Lama Films, ForeFilms
  • World Sales: m-appeal
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