11th Film in the Israeli Film Series: Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem

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August 13, 2017 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Grail Moviehouse
45 S French Broad Ave
Asheville, NC 28801
Rochelle Reich

The hypnotic “Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem” is the story of a woman wronged by men and God, if finally, in a sense, redeemed by cinema. Under Israeli law, a woman can be divorced only if her husband presents her with a religious bill of divorce called a gett (sometimes spelled get). No gett, no divorce. The long-suffering title character desperately wants to be free of her husband, who refuses to let her go. So year after year, Viviane pleads her case before a rabbinic court, waiting for her divorce as days slip into weeks and then months, her pacific face glazed with tears and her body occasionally rocked by a laugh tinged with knowing and madness. Watch the trailer here.