Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem

Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem
Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem

Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem (2014)

Country: Israel, France, Germany

Duration: 115 min.

Genre: Drama

Directed by: Ronit Elkabetz, Shlomi Elkabetz

Screenplay: Ronit Elkabetz, Shlomi Elkabetz

Producers: Sandrine Brauer, Denis Caro, Shlomi Elkabets, Marie Masmonteil

Operator: Jeanne Lapuari

Artist: Ehud Guterman, Lee Alembik

Editor: Joel Alexis

Cast: Ronit Elkabets Simon Abkaryan, Gabi Amrani, Dalia Beger, Schmiel Ben Ari

Nomination: Competition, Jews Today

Age limitations: 12+

Plot

In Israel there is neither civil marriage nor civil divorce. Only rabbis can legitimate a marriage or its dissolution. But this dissolution is only possible with full consent from the husband, who in the end has more power than the judges. 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 everything is brought out for judgment, apart from the initial request.

Rewards and nominations

  • Golden Globes, USA 2015 - Nominated: Best Foreign Language Film
  • Asia Pacific Screen Awards 2014 - Nominated: Best Performance by an Actress
  • Awards of the Israeli Film Academy 2014 - Won: Best Film, Best Supporting Actor
  • Awards of the Israeli Film Academy 2014 - Nominated: Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Screenplay, Best Editing, Best Casting, Best Costume Design, Best Makeup, Best Music, Best Sound
  • Cannes Film Festival 2014 - Nominated: SACD Prize (Directors' Fortnight)
  • Chicago International Film Festival 2014 - Won: Best Screenplay
  • Hamburg Film Festival 2014 - Won: Art Cinema Award
  • Hamburg Film Festival 2014 - Nominated: Hamburg Producers Award
  • Hamptons International Film Festival 2014 - Won: Narrative Feature, Outstanding Achievement in Acting
  • Jerusalem Film Festival 2014 - Won: Best Israeli Feature, Audience Award, Best Actor
  • National Board of Review, USA 2014 - Won: Top Five Foreign Language Films
  • Oslo Films from the South Festival 2014 - Won: Best Feature
  • Palm Springs International Film Festival 2015 - Won: Directors to Watch
  • San Sebastián International Film Festival 2014 - Won: Special Mention
  • Satellite Awards 2014 - Nominated: Best Motion Picture