valeria is getting married
76 MIN

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.

Silver Alexander — Meet the Neighbors Competition, Thessaloniki FF, 2022; Best Film — Israeli Feature Film Competition, Haifa IFF, 2022

Cast & Crew
Producer(s): Ayelet Kait, Amir Harel
Director: Michal Vinik
Script: Michal Vinik
Director of Photography: Guy Raz
Production Designer: Shunit Aharoni
Music by: Daphna Keenan
Sound: Ronen Nagel
Edit: Maya Kenig
Cast: Lena Fraifeld, Dasha Tvoronovich, Yaakov Zada Daniel, Avraham Shalom Levi
Production: Lama Films

Michal Vinik
Michal Vinik's debut film Barash (2015) premiered at San Sebastian FF and became both a festivals and sales hit; the film travelled to over 90 festivals worldwide, received 10 awards internationally, and sold in 26 territories. Her short films Bait (2009) and Reality Check (2011) premiered at Locarno and Sundance, winning prizes in Israel and around the world. Valeria Is Getting Married, Vinik's second feature film, premiered in Venice FF and Toronto FF and is currently being screened at festivals internationally. She is currently working on her third feature film You Are My Everything.. Michal Vinik has written for several television series and co-created her own (Who Gave You a Licence), together with Daniella Doron and Talya Lavie.

Bait (short, 2009), Reality Check (short, 2011), Barash (2015), Valeria Is Getting Married (2022)