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Florida Premiere

Wedding Doll

Directed by Nitzan Gilady

Israel | 82 minutes | 2015

Hebrew with English subtitles

A kindly and strong-willed young woman with a mild mental disability finds an unexpected romance in this assured cinematic work set in the awe-inspiring backdrop of the Negev desert. Hagit (Moran Rosenblatt, Best Actress winner at Israeli Ophir Awards and Jerusalem Film Festival) is in love with love. Living with her mother, Sarah (Assi Levy, also appearing at the Festival in Encirclements), in a town in southern Israel's Negev desert, the young woman spends her evenings painstakingly making bridal gowns out of leftover materials from the factory where she works. When Hagit develops a relationship with the factory owner's son, she begins sneaking out of the house and away from her mother's protective gaze. But when news comes that the factory is to be shut down, they all have very different ideas about the next steps to be taken as romantic fantasies come face to face with real life.

Foreign Title Hatuna Meniyar
Director Nitzan Gilady
Countries of Production Israel
Year of Presentation 2015
Language(s) Hebrew with English subtitles
Premiere Status Florida Premiere
Runtime 82 minutes
Principal Cast Moran Rosenblatt, Assi Levy, Roy Assaf, Oded Leopold

Winner Best Israeli First Film, Best Actress, and Best First Feature at Jerusalem Film Festival

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