The Paper Wedding (French: Les noces de papier) is a 1989 made for television Canadian film directed by Michel Brault, screenplay by Jefferson Lewis. It was entered into the 40th Berlin International Film Festival.
The action is taking place in Montréal, Québec.
Claire is a teacher and lives alone. Her lover, Milosh, is married and their relationship is strained. Claire's sister, Annie, a lawyer, has a problem. The visa of her client Pablo, a political refugee from Latin America, is about to expire. She asks Claire to marry him so he can remain in Canada. Claire relunctantly agrees. Before the modest civil ceremony can be concluded, immigration agents arrive, but everyone escapes.
Claire's mother is thrilled to arrange a big church wedding and reception instead. Afterwards, Claire and Pablo go their separate ways. But soon, immigration agents are back knowing what's going on and the two are forced to live together.