Based on a real 1970 event - a newlywed couple with their friends, heroically trying to escape the closed USSR by hijacking an empty plane
Leningrad. 1970. A group of young Jewish dissidents plots to hijack an empty plane to escape the USSR but are caught on the ground by the KGB, arrested and tried for high treason, two of them received death penalties.
This is the story of the group leaders, newlywed Sylva and Edward
We are currently in advanced stage of post-production of a documentary about Sylva, Edward and Operation Wedding.
Working on the documentary increasingly convinced us that we have all the ingredients for making a fascinating feature movie to be filmed worldwide.
Because of the initiative's obviate involvement (Anat, the daughter of the protagonists); we are looking for an experienced writer with a "fresh eye" to make dramatic events that happened in the past, to contemporary film that will interest all viewers.
The amazing story is what every screenwriter wants; Heroes, villains, victims, love, war, and victory of the spirit.
At this stage we are looking for developing seed money as well as co-producers, screenwriter and director.
Sasha Klein, Producer
winner of Israeli Academy Award, founder and the CEO of Sasha Klein Productions (1986) - one of the leading production companies in Israel.
Anat Zalmanson-Kuznetsov, filmmaker
studied filmmaking at the London Film School and has been commercially successful in popular media. Anat is currently directing her first full length documentary film about Operation Wedding.