The man and the girl go to her bedroom. She says she wants to be a designer and shows him her sketches. Her talent is evident, and somewhere beneath her exotic good looks lies intelligence. They talk about their ideal mates. She says, without irony, that she wants to marry a rich man.

Welcome to the world of arranged marriages, as shown in director/writer's Dover Kosashvilli's compelling debut film, Late Marriage. A man in the middle of countless matrimonial negotiations, Zaza (Lior Loui Ashkenazi), is a 31-year-old doctorate Russian born student who can't settle on any woman despite the help of his relatives. That's because he's seeing (and supporting with his parents' money) an attractive, slightly older single mother, Judith (Ronit Elkabetz).

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