women in Israel

Remembering Ronit Elkabetz

The great Israeli actress-director could be a charismatic earth mother and a wry humorist; Viviane Amsalem trilogy spoke to ‘situation of women’ in Israel.

04/20/2016 - 10:15
Special To The Jewish Week

Back in the winter of 2015, I closed an interview with Shlomi and Ronit Elkabetz by asking them if their film, “Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem,” represented a farewell to the eponymous central character whose familial troubles had carried through a trilogy of singular intensity and nuance.

Ronit Elkabetz died this week at 51 after a long battle with cancer. Wikimedia Commons
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