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In theaters February 27th, 2015
Winner of the Israeli Film Academy Ophir Award for Best PictureÂ and propelled by the craft of Ronit ElkabetzÂ (LATE MARRIAGE,Â THE BANDâ€™S VISIT), one of Israeli cinemaâ€™s most acclaimed actresses,Gett: The Trial of VIvian Amsalem is anÂ uncompromising, heart-rending portrait ofÂ a womanâ€™s struggle to overcome an unmovingÂ patriarchy and live a life of her own design.
An Israeli woman (Ronit Elkabetz) seeking to finalize a divorce (gett) from her estranged husband finds herself effectively put on trial by her countryâ€™s religious marriage laws, in this powerhouse courtroom drama from sibling directors Shlomi and Ronit Elkabetz. Â In Israel, there is neither civil marriage nor civil divorce; only Orthodox rabbis can legalize a union or its dissolution, which is only possible with the husbandâ€™s full consent. Trapped in a loveless marriage, Viviane Amsalem has been applying for a divorce for three years but her religiously devout husband Elisha (Simon Abkarian ofÂ CASINO ROYALEÂ andÂ PERSEPOLIS), continually refuses. His cold intransigence, Vivianeâ€™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.
Variety: ReviewÂ : “Expertly written, brilliantly acted film”
The Hollywood ReporterÂ : “An astonishing work of craftsmanship”