Valeria Is Getting Married

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MFA Remis Auditorium Sun, Mar 19 2:30 PM
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Film Type
Film Type:In-Person
Film Info
Director(s):Michal Vinik
Producer(s):Amir Harel
Ayelet Kait
Anna Yatsenko
Volodymyr Yatsenko
Running Time:76 min
Type of Film:Fiction
Premiere Status:Massachusetts
Films by Women
Family Relationships
Russia/Former Soviet Union
Cast:Lena Fraifeld
Yaakov Zada-Daniel
Dasha Tvoronovich
Avraham Shalom Levi


Christina is a Ukrainian mail-order bride seemingly happily married to Michael, her Israeli husband of four years. She works at a nail salon while awaiting Israeli citizenship. When Michael, now a newly-minted marriage broker, arranges an Israeli match for her beloved sister Valeria, Christina is overjoyed. But Valeria is apprehensive at the prospect of spending the rest of her life with Eitan, an Israeli she’s met only twice on Skype. Her apprehension only grows at a first lunch with her overly-eager betrothed; Eitan is not the man she’d hoped to find. Unfolding over the course of a day, this film tests the contours of identity, obligation, and the expectations we inevitably attach to love.


Nominated for 14 Ophir Awards, 2022

Winner – Best Screenplay, Ophir Awards 2022

Winner - Best Film and Best Screenplay, Haifa International Film Festival 2022


Followed by a pre-recorded Q&A with Writer/Director Michal Vinik and Actress Lena Fraifeld, and an in-person conversation with Israeli film critic Avner Shavit and BJF Artistic Director Lisa Gossels. 


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