Actress and filmmaker Ronit Elkabetz dies at age 51

Ronit ElkabetzFrom the Jerusalem Post

Ronit Elkabetz one of the brightest stars in he Israeli film industry, died on April 19 of cancer at the age of 51.

The public is invited to pay its respects on Wednesday at the Tel Aviv Cinematheque from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be a memorial service for her there at 12 p.m. and at 3 p.m. there will be a funeral at Kiryat Shaul.

Her death is a terrible loss for Israeli cinema, since she was both Israel’s leading actress and an important director.

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