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CFIC ’15: The Gett Trilogy

The 10th annual Chicago Festival of Israeli Cinema begins this week, and as regular readers already know, I will be flying in from Brooklyn to participate in a special screening of The Gett Trilogy on Tuesday, Nov. 3. This is … Continue reading

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GETT Opens in Chicago

Blame it on the Law of Unintended Consequences. By all accounts, David Ben Gurion who was, after all, a secular Socialist, never realized he was giving religious authorities total control over the intimate personal lives of Israeli citizens. And yet, … Continue reading

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Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem

Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem–released in Israel in 2014 as Gett–is the third and final film in “The Amsalem Triology,” co-written and co-directed by actress Ronit Elkabetz in collaboration with her brother Shlomi Elkabetz. Once again, Ronit Elkabetz stars as … Continue reading

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The Amsalem Triology

“The Amsalem Trilogy” is a series of three films co-written and co-directed by actress Ronit Elkabetz in collaboration with her brother Shlomi Elkabetz. Ronit Elkabetz stars as “Viviane Amsalem,” an Israeli woman from a Moroccan family. Simon Abkarian co-stars as her … Continue reading

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Shivah

Seven Days--released in Israel in 2008 as Shiva--is the second film in "The Amsalem Triology," co-written and co-directed by actress Ronit Elkabetz in collaboration with her brother Shlomi Elkabetz. Once again, Ronit Elkabetz stars as "Viviane Amsalem" and Simon Abkarian co-stars as … Continue reading

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To Take a Wife

To Take a Wife--released in Israel in 2004 as Ve'Lakhta Lehe Isha--was the first film in what was to become "The Amsalem Triology," co-written and co-directed by actress Ronit Elkabetz in collaboration with her brother Shlomi Elkabetz. Ronit Elkabetz stars as … Continue reading

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