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Foreign Film Series: GETT: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem, 2015, Israel
April 26 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Meet us to watch “The Trial of Viviane Amsalem” on the big projector screen in the Media Room at the Lounge. We will have wine, drinks, and snacks. Movie is NR and is 115 minutes. Start time is promptly at 5:30pm. Reminder we will also have a Food Truck that will be parked outside the community center for the entire community at 5pm whether you come to watch the film or not.
Hosted by the Entertainment Committee and the HRB.
Movie Information: An Israeli woman (Ronit Elkabetz) seeking to finalize her divorce from her cruel and manipulative husband finds herself effectively put on trial by her country’s religiously-based marriage laws, in this riveting drama from sibling directors Shlomi and Ronit Elkabetz (Late Marriage and The Band’s Visit) who is also one of Israeli cinema’s most acclaimed actresses. In Israel there is neither civil marriage nor civil divorce; only rabbis can legalize a marriage or its dissolution, which is only possible with the husband’s full consent. Viviane Amsalem has been applying for a divorce for three years but her husband Elisha (Simon Ebkarian of Casino Royale and Persepolis), 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 where everything is brought out for judgment, apart from the initial request. (C) Music Box Films