Cleveland International Film Festival } March 22 – April 1, 2023 } Playhouse Square

Wedding Doll
(Hatuna MeNiyar)

Year: 2015
Country: ISRAEL
Run Time: 82 minutes

Wedding Doll
Wedding Doll
Wedding Doll

Hagit, a vibrant young woman with a mild mental deficiency, is a wistful romantic who dreams of the day she’ll walk down the aisle. In this tale as delicate and intricate as her own life, Hagit works at a toilet-paper factory and uses scraps to create paper dolls wearing wedding dresses. Hagit’s driving desire is for independence, a yearning made even more palpable as she’s kept on a tight leash by her well-intentioned but overbearing mother, Sarah, who often confines her to a tiny apartment. But when Hagit begins an affair with Omri, the factory owner’s son, suddenly their hidden meetings on the soaring ledges of Isreal’s stunning Negev desert unlock a world of possibilities in her mind. Things are less simple for Omri, whose brutish friends taunt his feelings. As the factory faces financial crisis and its closing looms, the self-reliance so cherished by Hagit begins to crumble along with Omri’s prospects of staying in the city. With an uncertain future, Hagit’s extraordinary determination in WEDDING DOLL is a stirring story of resiliency in the face of whatever heartbreak may lie ahead. (In Hebrew with subtitles) –N.D.

CIFF40 Screenings

Monday, April 04, 2016 at 12:00 PM

Tuesday, April 05, 2016 at 6:20 PM

Jewish and Israeli Visions
Women of the World

Nitzan Gilady

Nitzan Gilady was born in Be-re Sheba, Israel and currently lives in Tel-Aviv. He is a graduate of the Academy of Arts Circle in the Square in New York and a senior lecturer at The Academy Institute of Holon.

"The Last Enemy" (1999), "In Satmar Custody" (2003), "Jerusalem Is Proud To Present" (2008)—33rd CIFF, "Zenman Mishpacha" (2012), WEDDING DOLL (2015)

Nitzan Gilady

Nitzan Gilady

Roey Roth

Tali Goldring

Principal Cast
Roy Assaf, Aryeh Cherner, Assi Levy, Moran Rosenblatt, Avi Ger

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