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31st Toronto Jewish Film Festival June 1 - 11, 2023

Valeria Is Getting Married Valeria Mithatenet


Screening Information

June 8, 7:30 pm
Leah Posluns Theatre

Film Details

Countries Israel, Ukraine
Year 2022
Running Time 76 MIN
Languages Russian, English, Hebrew
Subtitles English
Director Michal Vinik

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Nominated for nine Ophir awards, and winner of best screenplay. Following the success of her award-winning screenplay for Working Woman (TJFF 2019), Michal Vinik proves equally adept in the director’s chair in this taut chamber piece. Content with her marriage of convenience to an Israeli, Ukrainian immigrant Christina convinces her younger sister to follow in her footsteps as a mail-order bride. Initially excited by the prospect, Valeria is seized with doubt when she meets her prospective husband. Without eschewing the intrinsically problematic nature of transactional marriages, Vinik’s film is notable for its empathy towards both the men and women who resort to them.

Presentation Details

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