Valeria Is Getting Married

Sunday, March 19, 2023
2:30 pm–4:45 pm
Harry and Mildred Remis Auditorium (Auditorium 161)
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Directed by Michal Vinik (Israel and Ukraine, 2022, 76 min.). In Russian, English and Hebrew with English subtitles. Massachusetts premiere. 

Christina, a Ukranian mail-order bride in a seemingly happy marriage, is overjoyed when her husband, an Israeli marriage broker, arranges a match for his wife’s beloved sister, Valeria. But Valeria is apprehensive at the prospect of spending the rest of her life with someone she’s met only twice over video. Her apprehension grows after a meeting her overly eager betrothed and realizes he’s not the man she’d hoped to find. Unfolding over the course of a day, Valeria Is Getting Married tests the contours of identity, obligation, and the expectations we inevitably attach to love.

Winner of the 2022 Ophir award for Best Screenplay and nominated for 13 others.
Winner of the awards for Best Film and Best Screenplay at the 2022 Haifa International Film Festival.

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Preceded by:

Directed by Yuval Naim (Israel, 2022, 14 min.). Hebrew with English subtitles. New England premiere.

When her adult daughter moves back home after a crisis of the heart, homemaker Flora tries to revive her own waning romantic life. A story of Sephardic women and their intergenerational bond.

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The screenings will be followed by a pre-recorded Zoom discussion with Lisa Gossels, Artistic Director of the Boston Jewish Film Festival; writer/director Michal Vinik; and lead actor Lena Fraifeld. Also followed by an in-person conversation between Lisa Gossels and Avner Shavit, professor of Israeli Studies at Wesleyan University.

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Wheelchair accessible

With English subtitles

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To order tickets by phone, call 1-800-440-6975 ($6 processing fee applies); to order in person, visit any MFA ticket desk.

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