GETT: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem
April 10 - 30, 2015
Ends Thu Apr 30 | Winner of the Israeli Academy Award for Best Picture and featuring a heart-rending performance by Ronit Elkabetz, this emotional courtroom drama follows a married woman as she spends years fighting for divorce in a country where it can only be legalized by an Orthodox rabbi and a husband's consent.
Trapped in a loveless marriage, Viviane Amsalem has been applying for a divorce for three years, but her religiously devout husband Elisha continually refuses. Viviane's escape seems nearly impossible, but her determination to fight for her freedom propels this procedure out into the public eye and into the open for judgement. GETT is an uncompromising, heart-rending portrait of a woman’s struggle to overcome an unmoving patriarchy and live a life of her own design.
Critics Pick! “Gripping cinema from start to finish...assured, streamlined and bold” - Manohla Dargis, The New York Times
“Quivers with tension, impatience, comic heat, and, beneath it all, an irrepressible rage...Ronit Elkabetz, in her ability to compel and hold the eye, has few rivals” - Anthony Lane, The New Yorker
5 stars! “A feminist knockout.” - Joshua Rothkopf, Time Out NY
“Rarely does a film integrate a social and political message within a forceful drama as masterfully as Gett.” - Christopher Silvester, Newsweek
- Principal Cast: Ronit Elkabetz, Menashe Noy, Sasson Gabai, Simon Abkarian
- Country: Israel, France
- Year: 2014
- Running Time: 115 min
- Language: Hebrew, Arabic, French
- Has Subtitles: Yes