Gett: The Trial of Viviane AmsalemAbout the Film
This final piece of the trilogy by Israeli siblings Ronit and Shlomi Elkabetz explores the unfolding of a marriage under the jurisdiction of a rabbinical court. Under this law, Jewish marriage may only end if the husband presents a “gett”, a divorce document, to his wife. Calling attention to a male-dominated and sometimes decade-long process, and set entirely in the courtroom, this brilliantly written and acted film reveals the slow dissolution of a marriage between Vivane (Ronit Elkabetz) and Elisha (Simon Abkarian). Balancing the seriousness of what’s at stake with an often-humorous tone, GETT offers a deeply moving take on an otherwise painful procedure.
About the Director
Shlomi Elkabetz has taught Cinema for over a decade in Israel. Together with his sister, Ronit Elkabetz, he co-wrote and co-directed the award winning, critically acclaimed films TO TAKE A WIFE (Venice, 2004) and SHIVA (Cannes, 2008). In 2009, he wrote and directed the second season of RAN FOURSOME and in 2011 he directed and produced the film TESTIMONY, which premiered at the Venice Film Festival. Elkabetz is the Artistic Director of “Studio South”—the Production Lab of the Cinema South Film Festival.
Ronit Elkabetz is an Israeli-French actress. She has starred in numerous films, including: SHCHUR, LATE MARRIAGE, OR, MABUL, JAFFA, and THE BAND’S VISIT, among others. For some of these roles, Elkabetz has received the Ophir Prize (Israeli Academy Awards). In the past decade, Elkabetz has also participated in various French films, including works by Andre Techine and Fanny Ardant. Together with her brother, Shlomy Elkabetz, she co-wrote and co-directed the award winning, critically acclaimed films TO TAKE A WIFE (Venice, 2004) and SHIVA (Cannes, 2008).
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