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December 12, 2014 5:00 pm

Israeli Film ‘Gett’ Nominated for Golden Globe Award

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JNS.orgThe Israeli film “Gett: the Trial of Viviane Ansallem” has been selected as one of the top five nominees for best foreign film at America’s Golden Globes Awards.

“Gett” will be competing with “Leviathan” from Russia, “Force Majeure” from Sweden, “Ida” from Poland, and “Tangerines” from Estonia. “Gett” tells the story of Viviane Ansallem, a woman whose husband refuses to give her a divorce. Ansallem faces the Israeli divorce process, which is controlled by Jewish law, and encounters the obstacles posed by the rabbinical court. The film, produced in conjunction with partners in Germany and France, is considered one of the most significant Israeli co-productions to date.

“It’s a great honor to keep giving Viviane Ansallem a voice, in the name of women in Israel and all over the world, who win their freedom and independence as women. I still haven’t internalized it. It’s just amazing,” said “Gett” co-director Ronit Elkabetz, according to Israel Hayom.

The Golden Globe Awards will take place in Los Angeles on Jan. 11, 2015.

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