All she needs is a little faith. Unwilling to return to lonely single life, Michal decides to put her trust in fate and continue with her wedding plans, believing Mr. Right will appear by her chosen date.
Confident she will find a match made in heaven, she books a venue, sends out invitations and buys a wedding dress, as her skeptical mother and sister look on with trepidation. As the day of the ceremony grows closer and no suitor appears, Michal puts everything on the line to find happiness. About the Production When Michal, the Orthodox heroine of The Wedding Plan, finds herself suddenly un-engaged at the age of 32, she hits on a decidedly unorthodox scheme.
Rather than giving up, she continues with the arrangements for the wedding she has long dreamt of, putting her faith in the belief that God will provide her with a groom. Writer-director Rama Burshtein found the inspiration for her unconventional romantic comedy in a story she heard about two couples that both dearly wanted to have a child.
I love that story. You have to believe in the blessing. Once you do something to show your belief, you open the possibility.
The fact that she is religious is only set dressing. Faith has nothing to do with religion. Do you believe in good? Do you believe that everything is possible? These are not questions of religion. After more than 10 years of matchmakers, blind dates and disappointment, Michal believes she has finally found her soul mate, only to have the rug pulled out from under her at the last moment. In a world where marriage represents love, family, companionship and social acceptance, she is wondering if she will ever find what she is searching for.
At first glance, Michal is not the kind of woman one would expect to take such a bold step, observes Burshtein. She believes that God would not be this cruel. A reference to a chance meeting Michal has with a possible suitor, it also has a more mystical meaning. This is how dramatic, even miraculous, what Michal does is for her. She suddenly finds herself on the other side of the wall. Somehow they suddenly feel they can go through the wall to the other side.
Each candle in the menorah represents a specific blessing. The eighth and final candle traditionally represents a beacon of peace and happiness. The eighth candle of Hanukkah is like the world beyond. This life has only seven parts. The eighth part is the world of faith and belief.
This is our rule. So my films may seem like they are about marriage, but they are about love. This is our way.