GETT: THE TRIAL OF VIVIANE AMSALEM

“Divorce is a mitzvah.” - Rabbi Perry Netter

In Israel, there is neither civil marriage nor civil divorce. Only rabbis can legitimate a marriage or its dissolution. But a religious divorce (“gett” in Hebrew) is only possible with consent from the husband. Viviane Amsalem has been applying for divorce for three years, but her husband, Elisha, will not agree. His cold intransigence, Viviane’s determination to fight for her freedom, and the ambiguous role of the judges shape a procedure in which tragedy vies with absurdity, and every personal action is brought out for judgment.

* Winner: 2014 Ophir Award (Best Israeli Film)

Sponsored by: Congregation Shir Shalom, Temple Beth Tzedek, Temple Beth Zion, Kehillat Ohr Tzion,

Directors: Ronit & Shlomi Elkabetz
Country: Israel, France, Germany
Year: 2014
Duration: 115 minutes
Language: Hebrew, French, Arabic
Genre: Drama
Rating: Rating: NR (PG-13 equivalent)

Showings
Sunday, May 8 | 3:00 pm
Tuesday, May 10 | 8:00 pm