Zaza has run out of time. He’s almost 32 and his family wants to see him married. But tradition dictates that Zaza has to choose a young virgin. She must be beautiful and from a good family, preferably rich. Zaza’s parents, Yasha and Lily, think their only son is a very good catch. He’s smart, charismatic and handsome. Yasha and Lily drag Zaza to meet potential brides and their families. Zaza has no choice. He plays along with his family, advocates of the suffocating traditions of their Georgian heritage. But Zaza always manages to somehow get out of being engaged. What his parents don’t know is that Zaza is already in love. Judith is sensuous, strong and intriguing. She’s also a divorcée with a 6-year-old daughter. So Zaza has kept Judith a secret from his family. Zaza is about to experience a turning point charged with family antics, laughter and tears. A crucial moment in any man’s life. He will have to choose between respect of the strict confines of family and tradition, or the love of his life. –Cannes Film Festival
Born in Soviet Georgia in 1966, Dover Koshashvili immigrated to Israel with his family in 1972. He has directed two feature films and a short. His short, Im Hukim (By the Laws), first earned him acclaim at the 1999 Cannes Film Festival, where it was considered for the Cinefoundation award.
In 2001, Koshashvili made his feature film directorial debut with Late Marriage, from a screenplay he wrote himself. The film was critically acclaimed in both the U.S. and abroad. Stephen Holden of The New York Times called the movie “…a powerful and very bitter comedy.” Danny Graydon of the BBC wrote that the film has “a lively script, an array of touching characters and situations that are fully exploited of their dramatic and comedic potential, this is an honest portrait of family tensions that Hollywood rarely approaches.” Edward Guthmann of the San Francisco Chronicle wrote “Writer-director Dover Kosashvili is a shrewd observer of cultural collision… read more