RONIT ELKABETZ: Once Upon a Time … Gett. The Last Interview with Ronit Elkabetz

dir. Yossi Aviram, France, Israel 2016, 52', documentary, out of competition

A behind-the-scenes look at an Israeli cinematic masterpiece becomes a memorial to an iconic actress and filmmaker. Ronit Elkabetz died in April 2016 at age 51, after battling cancer. Her magnetic onscreen presence–intense performances and striking looks–were matched by her successes as a director and screenwriter. Her life ended just as her career peaked in the critically-acclaimed Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem, the last in a film trilogy based on the unhappy marriage of her Moroccan immigrant parents. Filmed just weeks before her untimely death, Ronit and her brother and filmmaking partner, Shlomi Elkabetz, reveal their inspired take on one woman's struggle against the injustices of a male-dominated religious society.

Language: Hebrew, English. Subtitles: English, Polish.

17.11, SATURDAY, POLIN MUSEUM, 12:00, screened together with VORT and THE OUTER CIRCLE shorts

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