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"The Trial of Viviane Amsalem": an Israeli woman's battle to get a divorce


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"The Trial of Viviane Amsalem": an Israeli woman's battle to get a divorce

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Israeli filmmakers, siblings Ronit and Shlomi Elkabetz, describe the difficulties faced by women in Israeli society with simplicity and intelligence. ‘Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem’ is a political manifesto in the form of a work of art.

In Israel, a woman cannot divorce her husband without a rabbi’s consent. Viviane Amsalem has been separated from her husband for three years. When he refuses to grant her her freedom, she turns to the rabbinical court.

The film is entirely set in the claustrophobic environment of a courtroom and shows each side’s point of view.

The lead character’s court battle lasts five years. The trial is absurd.

Besides directing the movie, Israeli actress Ronit Elkabetz takes on the lead role of Viviane, a character difficult to forget.

We hope you enjoy the movie. See you soon.

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