PLAYING: MIDTOWN CINEMA
MONDAY, MAY 14 • 3:00 PM
TUESDAY, MAY 15 • 7:30 PM see full schedule >
Israel, 2018/Romantic Comedy, 110 minutes/Hebrew, w/ English subtitles/Written and directed by Rama Burshtein (PG)
Looking forward to the comfort and security of marriage, 32-year-old Michal is blindsided by her fiancé’s decision to call off the wedding with only a month’s notice. Unwilling to return to a lonely single life, Michal decides to put her trust in God and continue with her wedding plans, believing that her b’sheret (“soulmate”) will appear by her chosen date. As her skeptical mother and sister look on, Michal books a venue, sends out invitations, buys a wedding dress, enlists the help of two different matchmakers, goes on a series of disastrous blind dates, and determinedly dismisses pleas by concerned friends that she reconsider her plan. As the day of the ceremony grows closer and no suitor appears, Michal looks to be on a collision course with her faith….
Winner: Best Screenplay and Best Actress (Noa Koler), 2016 Israeli Film Academy Awards