There’s a ring on your finger. Crushed, but sure and determined to get married anyway, the lonely Michal decides to maintain her deliberate marriage ceremony date (22 days away, on the eighth night of Hanukkah); pay up with Shimi (Amos Tamam), the bemused and dashing proprietor of the banquet corridor she’s already reserved; ship out invites, and put her religion in God that a suitable groom will seem in time.
She’s also a bit unconventional, an entrepreneur who owns a mobile petting zoo, which makes it exhausting for her to pretend to be the type of delicate, meek girl that her community tells her she must be. Perhaps much more limiting is the truth that she’s meeting with men who’re additionally topic to a similar pressure cooker of roles and expectations.
During Michal’s month-long seek for a spouse, she enlists the help of two totally different matchmakers, goes on a series of disastrous blind dates and finds an sudden connection with a charming but completely unsuitable pop star — all whereas dismissing pleas by concerned family and friends members that she reconsider her dangerous plan.
Even before Michal’s ailing-fated engagement implodes, a matchmaker cum shaman has declared her to be full of the evil eye” and questions all the explanations Michal gives her for desirous to be married: that she would not want to be alone, that she needs to be regular, that she needs stability in her life, that she craves love, that she desires to please God.
A few years in the past, she shocked us all along with her debut film, the exquisite “Fill the Void”, which additionally was set in the Orthodox-Jewish community in also dealing with the theme of marriage, but in a really completely different means.