Film Series: Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem

2014. Israel/France. Dir: Ronit & Shlomi Elkabetz. With Ronit Elkabetz. 115 min.

 

Trapped in an unhappy marriage, Viviane petitions a rabbinic court for divorce, which can only be granted with her husband’s permission. Guided by a sharp, darkly comic script, what begins as a tense courtroom drama becomes an interrogation of gender roles in the Jewish Orthodoxy. Presented as part of the Ninth Annual Ring Family Israeli Film Series, featuring speaker Marc Longenecker, Wesleyan College of Film and the Moving Image.

Tonight / 8 p.m. / Goldsmith Family Cinema / Free