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Gett, the Trial of Viviane Amsalem (Viviane)

RONIT ELKABETZ, SHLOMI ELKABETZ
FRANCE/ISRAEL/GERMANY 2014, 115′
Screenplay: Ronit Elkabetz, Shlomi Elkabetz
Cinematography: Jeanne Lapoirie
Editing: Joel Alexis
Sound: Tully Chen
Production: Marie Masmonteil, Sandrine Brauer, Shlomi Elkbetz
Cast: Ronit Elkabetz, Simon Abkarian

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The trial story of Viviane Amsalem’s five year fight to obtain her divorce in front of the only legal authority competent for divorce cases in Israel, the Rabbinical Court. Viviane and her lawyer must face the uncompromising attitude of Elisha, the husband, who doesn’t even respond to the rabbis convocations. When he is finally obliged to come to court, he keeps refusing the divorce (Gett) even though they’ve been separated for years. Witnesses are called, the procedure drags on, while Viviane is still unable to recover her dignity.

VIVIANE - i registi Ronit e Shlomi ElkabetzRONIT ELKABETZ, SHLOMI ELKABETZ
Ronit and Shlomi Elkabetz were born in Israel of parents originally from Morocco. Ronit Elkabetz is one of the most acclaimed actresses in Israel, participating in films such as Or – My Treasure (Cannes Critics Week Grand Prize & Golden Camera), Late Marriage (Un Certain Regard) and recently, The Band’s Visit (Un Certain Regard). While teaching cinema at Sapir College in Israel, Shlomi wrote several feature film scripts (Fraction, Shetter, A fantastic Comedy and Herzel). They co-wrote and co-directed To Take a Wife (2003), which was awarded with Public and Critics awards at Venice Film Festival 2004, and The Seven Days (2008).