GETT: THE TRIAL OF VIVIANE AMSALEM

Directed by RONIT ELKABETZ and SHLOMI ELKABETZ
US release date: February 13, 2015
Directed by Ronit Elkabetz and Shlomi Elkabetz
With Ronit Elkabetz, Simon Abkarian, Menashe Noy
116 min | France / Israël | 2014

Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem
Original Title: Le Procès de Viviane Amsalem
Directed by Ronit Elkabetz and Shlomi Elkabetz | 2014
With Ronit Elkabetz, Simon Abkarian, Menashe Noy
Run Time: 116min
Language: In French, Hebrew and Arabic with English subtitles

In Israel there is neither civil marriage nor civil divorce; only Orthodox rabbis can legalize a marriage or its dissolution, which is only possible with the husband’s full consent. Viviane Amsalem (Ronit Elkabetz) has been applying for a divorce for three years, but her religiously devout husband Elisha (Simon Abkarian, Casino Royale, Persepolis) continually refuses.  His cold intransigence, Viviane’s determination to fight for her freedom, and the ambiguous role of the rabbinical judges shape a procedure where tragedy vies with absurdity, and everything is brought out into the open for judgment.

Opens in the US on February 13, 2015.

See it in NY at Lincoln Plaza and LA at Royal Theatre

US distributor : Music Box Films

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