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Israel enters Gett to Oscars

Israel enters Gett to Oscars

The film about a woman facing a rabbinical court to obtain a divorce from a husband won the top award at the Israeli Ophirs.

Gett, The Trial of Viviane Amsalem has picked up the top prize at the Israeli Film Academy’s Ophirs Awards, which will see it submitted for Best Foreign-Language Oscar. It also picked up a supporting actor trophy for Sasson Gabbai.

The film marks the final part of a trilogy exposing the tribulations of a woman facing a rabbinical court and trying to obtain a divorce from a husband who refuses to grant it.

The courtroom drama, written and directed by the siblings Ronit and Shlomi Elkabetz, debuted in Directors’ Fortnight in Cannes and went on to win the Best Israeli Feature, Audience Award and Best Actor at the Jerusalem Film Festival. It has sold to 25 territories

Another big winner last night was Talia Lavie’s black comedy Zero Motivation, which picked

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