A Film by Ronit & Shlomi Elkabetz
(Israel /France ,2004, 97 Minutes, Color, Hebrew, English subtitles, Cast: Ronit Elkabetz, Simon Abkarian, Gilbert Melki, Sulika Kadosh, Dalia Beger, Kobi Regev)
On Wednesday night, Vivian’s brothers gather in order to persuade her not to divorce her husband, Eliyahoo. Eliyahoo would like to preserve the customs of the old traditional world of Morocco, from where they came, however, Vivian wants 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.
AWARDS & FESTIVALS
Best Actress for Ronit Elkabetz, Jerusalem Film Festival, 2004
Venice Film Festival- Isvema Critics Award, The Gan Public Award 2004
Best Actor- Nantes International Film Festival 2004
Hamburg Film Festival - Prize of the Hamburg Filmfest Critics 2004
Best Actor - Thessaloniki International Film Festival 2004
Best Actor & Best Actress International Film d’Amour, Mons 2005
Best Actor Las Palmas Canaries International Film Festival 2005
Fipresci prize - Flying Broom Women's Film Festival, Ankara 2005.