Arranged (film)

Arranged (film)

"Arranged" is an independent feature film produced by Cicala Filmworks. The film was written by Stefan Schaefer and is based in part on the story of Yuta Silverman, an Orthodox Jewish woman from Borough Park, Brooklyn and her friendship with a young Muslim woman. Schaefer co-directed and produced the film with his long-time collaborator Diane Crespo.

Plot summary

The film centers on two young women—one an Orthodox Jew, the other a religious Muslim—who meet and become friends as first-year teachers at a public school in Brooklyn. Over the course of the year they learn they share much in common, not least of which is that they are both going through arranged marriages.


The cast includes Zoe Lister-Jones, Francis Benhamou, Marcia Jean Kurtz, John Rothman, Mimi Lieber and Daniel London.

Festivals and distribution

The film premiered at the 2007 South by Southwest Film Festival, won top prizes at The Berkshire International Film Festival, The Brooklyn International Film Festival, The Washington Jewish Film Festival, The Palm Beach Jewish Film Festival, and The Skip City International D-Cinema Film Festival in Japan. The film is distributed in North America by New York-based Film Movement. Internationally, it was picked by HBO Central Europe and in the following territories: Brazil, Japan, Turkey, and Israel. International sales are handled by Visit Films.

External links

* [ Official Website]
*imdb title|0848542|Arranged
* [ Cicala Filmworks]
* [ North American distributor]

* [ "Arranged" Wins Skip City Grand Prize]

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