Israel Film Series: Wedding Doll screening

Columbia's Institute for Israel and Jewish Studies presents

"Wedding Doll"

Q&A with writer/director Nitzan Gilady & lead actress Moran Rosenblatt following the film!

Wednesday, April 6

8pm

501 Schermerhorn Hall

RSVPs to iijs@columbia.edu are appreciated

Synopsis: Hagit (Moran Rosenblatt) is in love with love. Living with her mother, Sarah (Asi Levi), amidst gorgeous desert scenery in Mitzpe Ramon, Hagit spends her evenings painstakingly making bridal gowns out of leftover materials from the toilet paper factory where she works. Sarah worries about her daughter: while possessed of remarkable warmth and a great strength of character, Hagit is mildly mentally disabled and has trouble separating her romantic fantasies from real life. When Hagit develops a relationship with the factory owner's son, Omri (Roy Assaf), she begins to feel restricted under her mother's protective gaze. As declining business threatens to close the factory, Hagit, Sarah, and Omri must make hard choices about their futures. (82 min)