Thirtysomething Tel Aviv grad student Zaza (Ashkenazi) has found a soulmate in Moroccan divorcée Judith (Elkabetz), with whom he shares common interests and a robust sexual chemistry. The only problem is his parents Lili (Koshashvili) and Zasha (Moshonov), who disapprove of Judith and want him to marry a nice Jewish girl. Chaos ensues as Zaza's pushy parents resort to every trick in the book to create a rift between Zaza and his heart's desire.
At some point, most of us have been embarrassed and frustrated by our parents, but none compare to the meddlesome, blackmailing, we-know-what's-best-for-you Lili and Zasha in "Late Marriage," a brilliant black comedy directed by Georgian emigré Dover Koshashvili. Sexy, superbly acted, and wrought with a truthfulness that feels utterly spontaneous, "Late Marriage" is a bittersweet ode to romance and family that asks whether it is better to think with the head or the heart.