Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem
First screened in September 2014
Directors: Ronit Elkabetz and Shlomi Elkabetz. Cast: Ronit Elkabetz, Simon Abkarian, Menashe Noy, Abraham Celektar, Eli Gornstein, Rami Danon, Sasson Gabai, Roberto Pollak, Dalia Beger, Ze'ev Revach, David Ohayon, Albert Iluz, Keren Mor, Evelin Hagoel, Gabi Amrani. Screenplay: Ronit Elkabetz and Shlomi Elkabetz. Twitter Capsule:
Even most intriguing ironies are badly encumbered by stultifying images and repetitive scenario.
Austere frames, rigid angles, time leaps, repeated scenes, acting pitched high and low: many bold choices here, serving important themes, but they backfire as often as they flourish.