Viviane doesn’t love her husband any more; in fact she hates him. But until her husband is willing to grant her a divorce, she’ll be ordered by the Israeli court to remain, imprisoned, in her marriage.
This emotionally involving chamber piece takes place entirely in the courtroom as Viviane (played by Ronit Elkabetz, who co-directs with Shlomi Elkabetz) makes her appeal to the rabbi judge over the course of several years. Earnest performances from veteran actors make this a compelling, immersive experience that will leave you reeling against traditionalism.
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Hebrew, French, Arabic
1 hr. 55 min.
Ronit Elkabetz, Shlomi Elkabetz
Ronit Elkabetz, Simon Abkarian, Sasson Gabai, Eli Gornstein, Gabi Amrani, Dalia Beger