To Take a Wife

The directorial debut of Ronit Elkabetz, who gives a breathtaking performance as Vivian, a Moroccan woman in Israel in the late 70’s, who is stifled by her marriage to her traditional husband Eliahu. Once again, her brothers persuade her that her place is next to her husband and her children. When an old lover returns, Viviane’s desperation reaches new heights.

Original title:
Ve'Lakhta Lehe Isha
97 minutes

Shown at

  1. 15th Annual New York Sephardic Jewish Film Festival - 2011
  2. Chicago Festival of Israeli Cinema - 2015

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