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“Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem”: A riveting divorce drama, Israeli-style
13 February 2015, 1:00 pm

No doubt a certain amount of background is helpful when approaching “Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem,” the absurd, tragic and altogether extraordinary courtroom drama from the Israeli brother-sister directing team of Ronit and Shlomi Elkabetz. But let me stop right there and say: Helpful, but not necessary. With her dark eyes, husky voice and formidable profile, Ronit Elkabetz is one of Israel’s best-known actresses, and this film demonstrates why. Her smoldering screen charisma as a frustrated and oppressed woman who has suffered through 30 years of loveless marriage, and is now confronted with the ludicrous Talmudic meandering of a male-dominated religious institution, requires no translation or explanation. While the theatrical claustrophobia of “Gett” – which never leaves its spartan, constricted courtroom setting – certainly demands some audience adjustment, it also focuses our attention on Viviane's Sophoclean combination of agony and rage.

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Source: Salon.com > Divorce



 

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