Gett, the Trial of Vivian Amsalem (Gett)

, , , 2014

“In this expertly written, brilliantly acted film, Viviane struggles against her passive-aggressive husband and the rabbinical judges to legally end her marriage” – Variety

Winner of Best Film at the Jerusalem Film Festival, 2014, winner of the best film Ophir Awards (Israeli Oscars) and screened in Directors fortnight in Cannes 2014 to critical acclaim. Gett is a contemporary exploration of divorce and long-term relationships punctuated by lighter moments. It is also a rare insight into the rabbinical court and its treatment of women. Viviane is refused a gett; a Jewish divorce which can only be given by a court of rabbinical judges and with the consent of her husband. The exhausting and absurd protocols Viviane is forced to endure, and the anguish caused by not being able to start a new life, does not stop her.

115 mins/ French, Hebrew (English Subtitles)

Director — Ronit Elkabetz, Shlomi Elkabetz