Gett, the Trial of Viviane Amsalem

A film by Ronit Elkabetz, Shlomi Elkabetz

2014 France, Israel, Germany - Court Drama


The trial story of Viviane Amsalem's five year fight to obtain her divorce in front of the only legal authority competent for divorce cases in Israel, the Rabbinical Court. Viviane and her lawyer must face the uncompromising attitude of Elisha, the husband, who doesn’t even respond to the rabbis convocations. When he is finally obliged to come to court, he keeps refusing the divorce (Gett) even though they've been separated for years. Witnesses are called, the procedure drags on, while Viviane is still unable to recover her dignity.

  • cast

    • Ronit Elkabetz (Viviane)
    • Menashe Noy (Carmel)
    • Simon Abkarian (Elisha)
  • crew

    • Producers
    • Sandrine Brauer,
    • Marie Masmonteil,
    • Denis Carot (Elzévir & Cie)
    • Michael Eckelt (RIVA Film)
    • Shlomi Elkabetz (DBG Films)
    • Screenwriters
    • Ronit & Shlomi Elkabetz
    • Cinematographer
    • Jeanne Lapoirie

awards & nominations +

  • 2015 Golden Globe Nominee, Best Foreign Film
  • Israel’s official foreign-language 2015 Oscar submission
  • Best Film, Israel Ophir awards 2014
  • Best Supporting Actor (Sasson Gabai), Israel Ophir awards 2014
  • 12 Ophir Award nominations 2014
  • Cannes Directors' Fortnight 2014
  • Toronto 2014, Contemporary World Cinema
  • TVE-Another Look, Special Mention, San Sebastian 2014
  • CICAE Art Cinema Award @ Hamburg IFF
  • Silver Hugo Award at Chicago Film Festival 2014
  • Silver Mirror Awad @ Films from the South 2014
  • AFI FEST 2014, World Cinema
  • Best Actress Performance Nomination, APSA 2014
  • Odysée Prize, Etoiles et Toiles du Cinema Européen 2014
  • Audience Award, Human Rights Arts and Film Festival 2015
  • FIPRESCI Prize, Flying Broom International Women's Film Festival 2015

news +

screenings in festivals & markets +


Domestic release :
June 25, 2014 (Films du Losange)