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Velakahta Lekha Isha (To Take A Wife)

RONIT ELKABETZ, SHLOMI ELKABETZ
ISRAEL/FRANCE 2004, 97’
Screenplay: Ronit Elkabetz, Shlomi Elkabetz
Cinematography: Yaron Scharf
Editing: Joelle Alexis
Sound: Michel Korb
Production: Marek Rozenbaum, Itai Tamir, Jean-Philippe Reza

Vivian & Gabriel

Haifa, 1979. Viviane, a woman of Moroccan origins and the mother of three children would like to divorce her husband. She feels torn between the duties imposed by tradition and by her brothers on the one hand, and her personal aspirations on the other; however, Viviane will decide that she is ready to challenge her husband’s authority and to leave her old life.

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). To Take a Wife is the first film co-written and co-directed by Ronit and Shlomi and was awarded with Public and Critics awards at Venice Film Festival 2004. Together they also made Seven Days (2008) and Viviane (2014).