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Marry Me However

  • Israel
  • Documentary
  • 2020
  • 63 min.
  • Director(s): Mordechai Vardi
  • Producer(s): Mordechai Vardi


The film tells the stories of LGBT men and women who, for religious reasons, decided to marry against their own sexual orientation, to comply with Torah laws and be accepted into their families and religious communities. Some shared their secret with their partners, some kept it hidden, and some lied even to themselves. After their divorces, they confront the conflicts they repressed: their faith and religious laws; children, family and community; exposure to society and search for a partner. The characters experience a journey of self-acceptance and social activism, as they try to affect a change in their religious environments. The film also follows the women who married and divorced homosexual partners, as well as rabbis and psychologists who seek a solution to an unsolvable conflict.

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Mordechai Vardi


Mordechai Vardi


Mordechai Vardi


Mordechai Vardi, Raaya Vardi Teboule


Gideon Latzman

Original Music

Avi Belleli

Supporters & Broadcasters

HOT8, Maimonides Fund, Gesher Multi Cultural Flim Fund & Avichai Foundation

Festival Highlights

Krakow International Film Festival, Poland, World Stories, 2021

KASHISH Mumbai International Queer Film Festival, India, 2021

Muskoka Queer Film Festival , Canada, 2021

Rochester Jewish Film Festival, USA, 2021

East Valley Jewish Film Festival, USA, 2021

Cleavland Jewish Film Festival, USA, 2021

Toronto Jewish Film Festival, Canada, 2021

Washington Jewish Film Festival , USA, 2021

Montreal Israeli Film Festival , Canada, 2021

Tampa Bay Jewish Film Festival, USA, 2021

Palm Beach Jewish Film Festival, USA, 2021

Philadelphia Israeli Film Festival, USA, 2021

Sarasota Jewish Film Festival, USA, 2021

A Wider Bridge , USA, 2021

Queer Voices- Moldox, Moldova, 2020

Sofia DocuMental , Bulgaria, 2020

TLV Fest, Israel, 2020

Docaviv, Israel, Beyond the Screen Award Nomination, 2020

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