Gett, The Trial Of Viviane Amsalem  [2014]
Gett, Le Procès De Vivane Amsalem
DirectorRonit Elkabetz, Shlomi Elkabetz
CastSimon Abkarian, Ronit Elkabetz, Sasson Gabay, Menashe Noy
An Israeli woman seeking to finalize her divorce from her cruel and manipulative husband finds herself effectively put on trial by her country’s religiously-based marriage laws, in this riveting drama from sibling directors Shlomi and Ronit Elkabetz.
This film tells the story of Viviane Amsalem's five-year fight to obtain her divorce in front of the only legal authority for divorce cases in Israel, the Rabbinical Court. Viviane and her lawyer must face the uncompromising attitude of her husband, Elisha, who isn't responsive to the rabbi’s convocations. Witnesses are called, the procedure drags on, while Viviane is still unable to recover her dignity.
[Janice Stein, Director of the Munk School of Global Affairs and member of the Order of Canada, is an internationally renowned expert on conflict management. She will speak about Gett, The Trial of Viviane Amsalem in a Q&A session following the second screening of the film.]
Presented by Janice Stein
2014 Screening Schedule
“GETT, THE TRIAL OF VIVIANE AMSALEM” (2014 feature film directed by Ronit Elkabetz, Shlomi Elkabetz)
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Runtime1:56 (116min)
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