Previously at the ICA - Films
15 Nov 2009
An acutely observed gem of a movie. Family tyranny and tradition frame this complex drama which is both heart rending and humorous. The film is set in an immigrant community where a man over 30 who is not married or begun to produce children, threatens to disgrace his family. Zaza (Lior Ashkenazi) is an eligible bachelor whose family are determined to see him married to a young virgin according to their Georgian Jewish traditions. However unknown to his family, Zaza has already met the love of his life, although fiery Morrocan beauty Judith (Ronit Elkabetz – The Band’s Visit, Jaffa) is a divorcee with a 6 year old daughter.
Followed by UKJFF special guest Ronit Elkabetz in conversation with UK film director Sarah Gavron.
dir Dover Koshashvili, Israel, 2001, 100 mins, Hebrew with English subtitles