To Take A Wife

Directors - Ronit & Shlomi Elkabetz              



2004, 97’, Format: 35 m”m, HD, beta, D.V.D
Israel / France Co- production,



Jerusalem Film Festival, Best Actress for Ronit Elkabetz  2004
Venice Film Festival- Isvema Critics Award, The Gan Public Award 2004
Nantes IFF 2004 - Best Actor

Hamburg FF - Prize of the Hamburg Filmfest Critics 2004
Thessaloniki IFF - Best Actor 2004
International Film d’Amour, Mons 2005  - Best Actor & Best Actress
Las Palmas Canaries Intl' FFBest Actor - 2005
Flying Broom Women's Film Festival, Ankara - Fipresci prize



Cast : Ronit Elkabetz , Simon Abkarian, Gilbert Melki, Sulika Kadosh 


On Wednesday night, Vivian’s brothers gather in order to persuade her not to divorce her husband, Eliyahu.

Eliyahu would have liked to preserve the customs of the old traditional world of Morocco, from where they came, however, she would have liked to live a new life in modern Israel.
To take a Wife is a story of tradition, love and fear of the future which takes place in Israel of the late 70’s.


Script: Ronit & Shlomi Elkabetz
Photography: Yaron Scharf
Editing: Joelle Alexis
Music: Michel Korb


Clip: To Be Alone - Ronit Elkabetz



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