Coming Soon To The Drexel

Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem (NR)


Runtime: 1:55

Opens Friday, May 15

Winner of the Israeli Film Academy Ophir Award for Best Picture. An Israeli woman seeking to finalize her divorce from her cruel and manipulative husband finds herself effectively put on trial by her country's religiously-based marriage laws, in this riveting drama from sibling directors Shlomi and Ronit Elkabetz (Late Marriage and The Band's Visit) who is also one of Israeli cinema's most acclaimed actresses. In Israel there is neither civil marriage nor civil divorce; only rabbis can legalize a marriage or its dissolution, which is only possible with the husband's full consent. Viviane Amsalem has been applying for a divorce for three years but her husband Elisha, will not agree. His cold intransigence, Viviane's determination to fight for her freedom, and the ambiguous role of the judges shape a procedure in which tragedy vies with absurdity, and where everything is brought out for judgment, apart from the initial request.

Starring: Ronit Elkabetz, Simon Abkarian, Gabi Amrani
Directors: Ronit Elkabetz, Shlomi Elkabetz

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Far From the Madding Crowd (PG-13)


Runtime: 1:59

Opens Friday, May 15

Based on the literary classic by Thomas Hardy, FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD is the story of independent, beautiful and headstrong Bathsheba Everdene, who attracts three very different suitors: Gabriel Oak, a sheep farmer, captivated by her fetching willfulness; Frank Troy, a handsome and reckless Sergeant; and William Boldwood (Michael Sheen), a prosperous and mature bachelor. This timeless story of Bathsheba's choices and passions explores the nature of relationships and love - as well as the human ability to overcome hardships through resilience and perseverance.

Starring: Carey Mulligan, Tom Sturridge, Matthias Schoenaerts
Directed by: Thomas Vinterberg

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Félix and Meira (R)


Runtime: 1:45

Opens Friday, May 15

FÉLIX AND MEIRA is a calling card for its young director, Maxime Giroux a story of an unconventional romance between two people living vastly different realities mere blocks away from one another. Each lost in their everyday lives, Meira, a Hasidic Jewish wife and mother and Félix, a Secular loner mourning the recent death of his estranged father, unexpectedly meet in a local bakery in Montreal's Mile End district. What starts as an innocent friendship becomes more serious as the two wayward strangers find comfort in one another. As Felix opens Meira's eyes to the world outside of her tight-knit Orthodox community, her desire for change becomes harder for her to ignore, ultimately forcing her to choose: remain in the life that she knows or give it all up to be with Félix. Giroux's film is a poignant and touching tale of self-discovery set against the backdrops of Montreal, Brooklyn, and Venice, Italy.

Starring: Martin Bubreuil, Hadas Yaron, Alexandre Laferrière
Directed by: Maxime Giroux

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