Cleveland International Film Festival } April 7 – April 20, 2021

Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem

Year: 2014
Run Time: 115 minutes

Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem
Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem
Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem

For the past three years, Viviane Amsalem, a secular Israeli hairdresser, has not exchanged more than a few words with her devout husband Elisha. During the 20 years of their passionless marriage, Viviane dutifully raised their four children and even shared her home with Elisha’s spiteful mother. While neither Elisha nor Viviane has ever been unfaithful, Viviane is now adamant she and Elisha are incompatible. She does not love him, and she wants a divorce. However, in Israel Viviane does not have the legal right to make such a decision. And Elisha has no intention of granting her wish. Viviane’s only hope is for three rabbinic judges to issue a court-ordered “gett,” an Israeli divorce document. With powerful acting and an incisive script, Ronit Elkabetz and Shlomi Elkabetzs' Golden Globe®-nominated GETT: THE TRIAL OF VIVIANE AMSALEM – featuring semi-autobiographical characters from the Elkabetzs' previous films, “To Take a Wife” (29th CIFF) and “Seven Days” – portrays the laborious and demoralizing process this Israeli woman must undergo for her voice to be heard. (In Hebrew and French with subtitles) – E.B.

CIFF39 Screenings

Tower City Cinemas

Sunday, March 22, 2015 at 11:20 AM -
Sunday, March 22, 2015 at 1:15 PM

Monday, March 23, 2015 at 6:40 PM -
Monday, March 23, 2015 at 8:35 PM

Jewish and Israeli Visions
Women of the World

ReelWomenDirect Award for Excellence in Directing by a Woman

Ronit Elkabetz, Shlomi Elkabetz

Israeli filmmaker Ronit Elkabetz began her career as a model before turning to acting and then directing. Ronit's brother Shlomi Elkabetz studied acting and photography in New York. Their first film, "To Take a Wife," won the Audience Award at the Venice Film Festival, and GETT has garnered numerous awards and nominations at international festivals.

"To Take a Wife" (2004) – 29th CIFF, "Seven Days" (2007), GETT: THE TRIAL OF VIVIANE AMSALEM (2014)

Marie Masmonteil, Sandrine Brauer, Shlomi Elkabetz

Ronit Elkabetz, Shlomi Elkabetz

Jeanne Lapoirie

Joƫlle Alexis

Principal Cast
Ronit Elkabetz, Menashe Noy, Simon Abkarian, Sasson Gabay, Eli Gorstein

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