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

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

<p>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. </p> <p><img src="http://www.euronews.com/media/download/articlepix/gett-cb10-bb1-030415.jpg" alt="" /></p> <p>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.</p> <p>The film is entirely set in the claustrophobic environment of a courtroom and shows each side’s point of view. </p> <p><img src="http://www.euronews.com/media/download/articlepix/gett-cb10-bb2-030415.jpg" alt="" /></p> <p>The lead character’s court battle lasts five years. The trial is absurd. </p> <p>Besides directing the movie, Israeli actress Ronit Elkabetz takes on the lead role of Viviane, a character difficult to forget. </p> <p>We hope you enjoy the movie. See you soon.</p>