A HEARTRENDING PORTRAIT OF AN ISRAELI WOMAN PUT ON TRIAL BY HER COUNTRY’S UNCOMPROMISING MARRIAGE LAWS
GETT: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem
Starring And Co-Directed By Israel’s Renowned Ronit Elkabetz
An Israeli woman seeking to finalize a divorce from her estranged husband finds herself effectively put on trial by her country’s religious marriage laws in GETT: THE TRIAL OF VIVIANE AMSALEM. Starring famed Israeli actress/filmmaker Ronit Elkabetz, who co-wrote and co-directed the film with her brother Shlomi Elkabetz, this powerful courthouse drama presents a resolute portrait of one woman’s struggle to overcome an unmoving patriarchy and live a life of her own design.
“Critics Pick! “Gripping cinema from start to finish…assured, streamlined and bold”
A SWEEPING, SUMPTUOUS EPIC STORY OF THE UNCONVENTIONAL ROMANCE BETWEEN TWO ARISTOCRATIC SISTERS AND AN ACCLAIMED POET IN 18TH CENTURY EUROPE
GERMANY’S OFFICIAL SUBMISSION TO THE ACADEMY AWARDS
From the acclaimed director Dominik Graf comes BELOVED SISTERS, an epic yet intimate romantic drama that illuminates the storied lives of two bold young women, Weimar-era sisters Caroline and Charlotte von Lengefeld, and the celebrated German poet Friedrich Schiller.
Germany’s official submission to the 2015 Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film, BELOVED SISTERS is set in Europe in the late 1700s but offers a surprisingly contemporary story of women who dared to flaunt convention as they approached love, marriage, sexuality and society on their own terms.
Respected documentarian Amir Bar-Lev (Fighter, The Tillman Story) takes an unflinching look at an iconic American institution with his award-winning expose HAPPY VALLEY. In the wake of an unthinkable child sex abuse scandal in 2011, HAPPY VALLEY examines a wounded community and the role college football played in both the crimes and their aftermath.
‘BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM’ Poland; Pawel Pawlikowski
Available Now on Blu-ray, DVD and VOD (Amazon Instant Video, Google Play and iTunes)
Following the Academy Award win, Music Box Films would like to congratulate Pawel Pawlikowski on his latest accomplishments for his highly acclaimed film IDA. The film received two Academy Awards® nominations and took home ‘Best Foreign Language Film.’
IDA was #1 on the 2014 Best Film lists by David Denby of The New Yorker and Jake Coyle of The Associated Press and has topped numerous 2014 Best Film lists including: The New York Times, Art Forum, Philadelphia Inquirer, The Star-Ledger, Los Angeles Daily News, Wall Street Journal, Vanity Fair, The Hollywood Reporter, Variety, The Atlantic, Filmmaker Magazine and IndieWire.
The film also won: Best Foreign Language Film and Best Supporting Actress Awards from the Los Angeles Film Critics Association, Best Foreign Language Film from New York Film Critics Circle, as well as Best Foreign Language Film and Best Cinematography from San Francisco Film Critics Circle.
“IDA is an absolutely stunning and emotional film, and we expect these accolades to bring new and appreciative audiences to the film.” says Ed Arentz of Music Box Films.
With a 95% Fresh rating and over 132 reviews on Rotten Tomatoes, IDA, along with its director and cast, has been lauded by critics and audiences worldwide. Thompson on Hollywood’s Ryan Lattanzio raved, “best screen performances, well, ever. Female or otherwise.”