The Wedding Plan

Opens Friday, May 19
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1hr 50mins // directed by:Rama Burshtein // featuring:Noa Koler, Oded Leopold, Dafi Alferon // In Hebrew with English subtitles, Assisted Listening

At 32, Michal is finally looking forward to the comfort and security of marriage, when she is blindsided by her fiancé’s decision to call off the wedding with only a month’s notice.

Unwilling to return to lonely single life, Michal decides to put her trust in fate and continue with her wedding plans, believing Mr. Right will appear by her chosen date. Confident she will find a match made in heaven, she books a venue, sends out invitations and buys a wedding dress, as her skeptical mother and sister look on with trepidation.

Michal enlists the help of two different matchmakers, goes on a series of disastrous blind dates and finds an unexpected connection with a charming but utterly unsuitable pop star — all while dismissing pleas by concerned friends and family members that she reconsider her risky plan. As the day of the ceremony grows closer and no suitor appears, Michal puts everything on the line to find happiness.  

NEW YORK TIMES CRITICS' PICK "Like Ms. Burshtein’s “Fill the Void” (2013), the story of a religious woman who must decide whether to marry her dead sister’s husband, “The Wedding Plan” manages to be respectful of traditions while at the same time feeling modern, even progressive." — Ben Kenigsberg, The New York Times

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"Between her first and second features Burshtein, an advocate for opportunities for Orthodox women filmmakers, has acquired a nimble mastery of rom-com structure and pacing. The Wedding Plan fizzes with zany energy as Michal tumbles her way through a parade of unsuitable suitors." — Ella Taylor, NPR

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