Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem

Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem

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Golden Globes Nominee for Best Foreign Language Film and an Official Selection at the Cannes Film Festival, this is a heart-rending portrait of a woman's struggle to overcome patriarchy to live a life of her own design.. Viviane Amsalem (Ronit Elkabetz) is seeking a divorce from her estranged husband, and finds herself effectively put on trial by Israel's powerful religious establishment. After three years, her devout husband Elisha (Simon Abkarian of Casino Royale and Persepolis) still refuses to accede. His cold intransigence, Viviane's determination, and the ambiguous role of the rabbinical judges shape a powerful courthouse drama where tragedy vies with absurdity, and everything is brought out into the open for judgment.. “Expertly written, brilliantly acted...The beautifully modulated script, ripe with moments of liberating humor, builds to a crescendo of indignation, allowing Elkabetz several cathartic outbursts, but they’re no more riveting than the actress’ silences.” - Jay Weissberg, Variety. “Densely rich drama, told with stringent austerity but also humor and judicious altogether strange but astonishing work of craftsmanship.” - Leslie Felperin, The Hollywood Reporter
Publisher: Music Box Films, 2014.
[San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2018.
Characteristics: 1 online resource (streaming video file) (118 minutes): digital, .flv file, sound


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