Late Marriage

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Late Marriage

by Dover Kosashvili




Director: Dover Kosashvili

Script: Dover Kosashvili

Cinematographer: Dani Schneor

Editor: Yael Perlov

Art Setting: Avi Fahima

Sound: Oleg Kaiserman

Music: Joseph Bardanashvili

Cast: Lior Ashkenazi, Ronit Elkabetz, Moni Moshonov, Lili Kosashvili, Aya Steinovits Laor, Rozina Cambos, Simon Chen

Prod: Transfax Film Morgane

Diaphana Distribution
155 Rue du Faubourg Saint-Antoine
F - 75 011 Paris
Tel: 0033 1 53 46 66 66
[email protected]

Year: 2001

Screening: 2020

35 mm, Color, 100 min,
OV Hebrew with French Subtitles

Zaza has his back up against the wall. He is nearly 32 years old and his family would like him to get married as soon as possible. According to tradition, it is his duty to choose a beautiful, young virgin from a good, preferably wealthy family. Yasha and Lily, Zaza’s parents, are convinced their son is truly wonderful, intelligent, charismatic and handsome. After many meetings with prospective brides and their families, he has always managed to avoid getting engaged. Zaza’s parents don’t know he is already in love ... with a divorcée who has a child.

The younger generations often find their elders’ traditions outdated. Late Marriage doesn’t explore the cultural traditions of a specific social group. Rather, the theme it deals with is an individual’s right to freedom taking into account the duties he has towards his loved ones. I don’t believe a film should be pure comedy or drama. I’ve always tried never to let either of these aspects prevail and endeavoured to slip into every scene of the film a little bit of the gene of humour that keeps watch over my destiny.” Dover Kosashvili.

Agat Film & Cie,
Alma Films, Depo Film
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