Magazine article Screen International

Gett, Princess Win Top Prize in Jersualem

Magazine article Screen International

Gett, Princess Win Top Prize in Jersualem

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Other festival prize winners include Self Made, Red Leaves and The Decent One.

Gett, the Trial of Vivian Amsalem, by Ronit and Shlomi Elkabetz [pictured], the third part of a trilogy about the painfully, never ending process of an Israeli-style divorce; and Princess, the debut picture of Tali Shalom-Ezer about a girl's troubled rites of passage in a complicated household, shared the Haggiag Award for Best Israeli Feature at this year's Jerusalem Film Festival.

Gett, which was first unveiled earlier in Cannes' Directors' Fortnight, also won the festival's new audience award.

Gett's Menashe Noy collected the best actor award while young Shira Hass was crowned best actress for her performance in Princess. Princess was also recognized for best cinematography (Radek Ladzuk) and best music (Ishai Adar). Additional awards went to Self Made (best Script to Shira Geffen, best editing to Nilli Feller), with Bazi Gete's Red Leaves picked as best first film.

Vanessa Lapa's documentaryThe Decent One, which attempts to explore the mind, ideals ands plans of the infamous Heinrich Himmler through all the papers and diaries found at the end of WW2 in his family's residence, walked away with Van Leer Award for Best Israeli Documentary. …

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