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Ronit Elkabetz

Duration: 115 mins
Country of Origin: Israel, 2014
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening
Director: Ronit Elkabetz

Showtimes

Mar 13 08:20 pm
Mar 15 05:00 pm
Mar 15 09:15 pm
Mar 16 08:30 pm
Mar 17 06:30 pm
Mar 19 01:00 pm
Mar 26 08:30 pm

An Israeli woman seeking to finalize a divorce (gett) from her estranged husband finds herself effectively put on trial by her country’s religious marriage laws, in this powerhouse courtroom drama from sibling directors Shlomi and Ronit Elkabetz. Winner of the Israeli Film Academy Ophir Award for Best Picture and propelled by the craft of Ronit Elkabetz (Late Marriage; The Band’s Visit), one of Israeli cinema’s most acclaimed actresses, Gett: The Trial of VIvian Amsalem is an uncompromising, heart-rending portrait of a woman’s struggle to overcome an unmoving patriarchy and live a life of her own design.

“Expertly written, brilliantly acted…The beautifully modulated script, ripe with moments of liberating humor, builds to a crescendo of indignation, allowing Elkabetz several cathartic outbursts, but they’re no more riveting than the actress’ silences.” Jay Weissberg, Variety

"The action quivers with tension, impatience, comic heat, and, beneath it all, an irrepressible rage." Anthony Lane, The New Yorker

"Hypnotic… Gripping cinema from start to finish." Manohla Dargis, New York Times

Audrey Estrougo

Duration: 83 mins
Country of Origin: France, 2014
Series:
Women in Film and Television Festival
Director: Audrey Estrougo

Showtimes

Mar 05 09:00 pm

Nathalie is a young Parisian woman who passionately enjoys life. She likes her job, adores hanging out with her colleagues, and is about to move in with the man she loves. But then, in a matter of a few minutes, everything changes. Marie Denarnaud convincingly captures Nathalie’s transformative experience. This is a powerful and thought-provoking film.

Preceded by the short: Through the Pane

Richard Eyre

Duration: 180 mins
Country of Origin: GB, 2011
Series:
The Royal Opera House presents...
Director: Richard Eyre

Richard Eyre’s produciton of Verdi’s masterpiece has been one of the most successful opera stagings in the long and celebrated history of the Royal Opera House. We present the original, definitive incarnation of that production, starring the incomparable Renee Fleming as the ill-fated courtesan Violetta, oppose Joseph Calleja as Alfredo and Thomas Hapson as his unyielding father.

Tickets $22