Marry Me However


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.

Director: Mordechai Vardi

Producer: Mordechai Vardi


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Duration: 63 min.
Date of Release: 9.2020
Country of Production: Israel

Shooting Format: HD
Language: Hebrew
Subtitles: English

Festivals & Awards

  • Docaviv, Israel, 2020
    Nomination, Beyond the Screen Award

  • TLV Fest, Israel , 2020

  • Sofia DocuMental , Bulgaria , 2020

  • Queer Voices- Moldox, Moldova , 2020

  • A Wider Bridge, USA, 2021

  • Muskoka Queer Film Festival, Canda, 2021

  • Krakow IFF, Poland, 2021

Involved Broadcasters

Channel 8, Israel

Involved Institutions and Other Financiers

Gesher Multicultural Film Fund, The Israeli Lottery Council for Culture and Arts, The Avi Chai Foundation, Maimonides Foundation

World Sales



Drama Documentary, Human Interest / Social Issues, Jewish Topics, LGBTQ+, Newest Arrivals, Personal Stories, Religion, Women Stories