Published On: Thu, Dec 25th, 2014

Top 10 Movies in 2014 with Jews in Them: #4 Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem


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This an Israeli film from the brother and sister team of Ronit Elkabetz and Shlomi Elkabetz who co-wrote and co-directed it.

It deals with the problematic issue in the Jewish world of religious divorce, or Gett. In Jewish law a woman must receive the official divorce decree from her husband before she can remarry. Unfortunately, many men refuse to do so, leaving their ex-wives unable to remarry.

While the movie has already won many awards, it will not even be nominated for an Oscar. It failed this week to make the short list of 9 to be considered for the Academy Awards’ 5 best foreign language film nominees.

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