Beyond Boundaries: Ronit Elkabetz
To Take a Wife
Directors: Ronit Elkabetz, Shlomi Elkabetz
Cast: Ronit Elkabetz, Simon Abkarian, Gilbert Melki, Sulika Kadosh
Israel, France, 2004, 99', color
Arabic, French, Hebrew with Turkish subtitles
Haifa, 1979. After repeated disputes, the extended Ohayon family tries to mediate between Viviane (Ronit Elkabetz) and Eliahou (Simon Abkarian) – two people with nothing in common except for their religious-cultural background and their four children. Over the course of several days, the couple quarrels over tradition, love, fears and progress. To Take a Wife is the first chapter in the excellent trilogy by Ronit and Shlomi Elkabetz that continues with 7 Days (2008) and Gett: the Trial of Viviane Amsalem (2014).
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