Script: Ronit Elkabetz, Shlomi Elkabetz
Cinematographer: Jeanne Lapoirie
Editing: Joëlle Alexis
Sound: Tully Chen
Cast: Ronit Elkabetz, Menashe Noy, Simon Abkarian, Sasson Gabay, Eli Gorstein, Gabi Amrani, Rami Danon, Roberto Pollack, Dalia Begger
Prod: Elzévir & Cie
Les Films du losange
22, avenue Pierre 1er de Serbie
F - 75116 Paris
Tel: 0033 1 44 43 87 30
35 mm, Colour, 115 min,
OV Hebrew with French Subtitles
Viviane Amsalem has been seeking a divorce for three years, and her husband, Elisha, does not agree. Now, in Israel, only rabbis can legalize a marriage or its dissolution, and this is only possible with the husband’s full consent. His cold obstination, Viviane’s determination to fight for her freedom and the ambiguous role of the judges shape a proceeding where tragedy vies with absurdity and where everything is jud ged except the initial divorce petition. The very essence of this story is tragic. The way it unfolds is absurd and sometimes ridiculous. The humour comes from this contrast.
“‘Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem’ represents the condition of women worldwide, wherever women - because they are women - are considered by the law and by men as inferior to men.” Ronit Elkabetz.