Gett - The Trial of Viviane Amsalem

Screenings

2015 Season
Zurich

 

In Israel, civil marriage and civil divorce don't exist. Only rabbis have the authority to pronounce a marriage or its dissolution, on the condition that the husband has given his full consent. Consequently, the husband holds more power than the judges. Viviane Amsalem filed for divorce three years ago. Her husband, Elisha, has refused to consent to it ever since. His cold intransigence, Viviane's fight for her freedom, and the ambiguous role of judges affect a procedure where the tragic vies with the absurd, where everything is judged but the original query.

Note: GETT will be shown in its original language version with German subtitles.

Screening in collaboration with the Human Rights Film Festival Zurich  www.humanrightsfilmfestival.ch 
For further details, please visit  the Filmpodium website  http://www.filmpodium.ch/reihen-uebersicht/55394/human-rights-film-festival-zurich

Filmmaker(s): 
Shlomi Elkabetz
Country of Production: 
Israel
Year: 
2014
115m
Language(s): 
In Hebrew with German subtitles
Genre: 
Drama