To Take a Wife
aka Ve'Lakhta Lehe Isha
First screened in August 2014
Directors: Ronit and Shlomi Elkabetz. Cast: Ronit Elkabetz, Simon Abkarian, Gilbert Melki, Sulika Kadosh, Kobi Regev, Omer Moshkovitz, Yam Eitan, Dalia Beger, Valérie Zarrouk, Carl Zrihen, Shlomi Elkabetz, Yechiel Elkabetz, David Ohayon, Itamar Ohayon, Jacques Ohayon, Jali Ohayon, Meit Ohayon. Screenplay: Ronit and Shlomi Elkabetz.

Twitter Capsule: Avoids sanctifying unhappy wife; in fact, she could stand more sympathy points. Script more layered than direction.

VOR:   Hard for me to gauge the work this film may be doing in its immediate cultural context. Elkabetz's assertion of such an eclectic, accomplished career impresses, as do her themes.

Photo © 2004 Transfax Film Productions/Zanagar Films

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: C+

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