‘Ineed that beauty beside me because heaven doesn’t send you something like thattwice. If you don’t hold on to her very, very tight, if you let her go becausesomeone breaks your tooth or your arm, then you obviously don’t deserve her.And she will love me, I’m telling you, in the end, she’ll love me.’
Twomen are crossing the sea to marry women they have never met, in order to helpthem escape war-torn Europe for the Jewish homeland. Zeev Feinberg – lover ofmany women and proud owner of a lustrous moustache – yearns to return home, toa girl whose skin is sweet with the smell of oranges. For Yaacov Markovitch,however, who no woman has ever looked at twice, his fake marriage is thebeginning of a lifelong obsession. As he vows to make his beautiful bride,Bella, love him – while she is determined to break free – their changingfortunes take them through war, upheaval, terrible secrets, tragedy, joy andloss. Vital, funny and tender, One Night, Markovitch brilliantlyfuses personal lives and epic history in an unforgettable story of endless, hopelesslonging and the desperate search for love.
AyeletGundar-Goshen was born in Israel in 1982. She holds an MA inClinical Psychology from Tel Aviv University, has been a news editor on Israel’sleading newspaper and has worked for the Israeli civil rights movement. Herfilm scripts have won prizes at international festivals, including the BerlinToday Award and the New York City Short Film Festival Award. OneNight, Markovitch, her first novel, won the Sapir Prize for best debut.