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, husbands hold more power than judges. Viviane Amsalem filled for divorce three years ago. Her husband, Elisha, has refused to consent to it ever since. His cold persistence, Viviane’s fight for her freedom, and the ambiguous role of judges affect the procedure where the tragic vies with the absurd, where everything is being judged, but the original query.  

Original title : Gett

Genre : Feature film

Directors : Ronit & Shlomi Elkabetz

Cast : Ronit Elkabetz, Simon Abkarian, Menashe Noy, Sasson Gabai

Production :

Elzévir & Cie

Deux Beaux Garçons (Israël)

Riva Filmproduktion (Allemagne)

Arte France Cinéma

Distribution : Les Films du Losange

French release : 25/06/14

Awards :

  • Golden Globe nominee for Best Foreign Film, 2015
  • Israeli entry for the Oscars 2014
  • Ophir (Israeli Academy Awards) for Best Film, 2014
  • Ophir for Best Supporting Actor, Sasson Gabai, 2014
  • Cannes Film Festival – Director’s Fortnight Official Selection 2014
  • Jerusalem Film Festival 2014 – Best Film, Best Actor (Menashe Noy), Public Prize
  • San Sebastian Film Festival 2014 – Special mention TVE un Autre Regard
  • Hamptons Film Festival 2014 – Best Film, Special interpretation prize for Ronit Elkabetz
  • Chicago Film Festival, 2014 – Best Screenplay