ISRAEL / Death of the actress Ronit Elkabetz

The Israeli actress and director Ronit Elkabetz died on April 19th at the age of 51, after a long struggle with cancer.
During her 25-year career, she played many roles, mainly for Israeli (Amos Gitai, Keren Yedaya) and French directors (André Téchine, Fanny Ardant).
Her international career was launched when she won the Best Actress Award at the Thessaloniki Film Festival for her role in Dover Koshashvili’s “Marriage Tardif” (2001).
With “Prendre Femme”, co-directed with her brother Shlomi in 2004, she began a trilogy focussing on a female character in search of emancipation in modern Israeli society. The film won the Venice Film Festival Audience Award. “Les Sept Jours” (2008) and “Le Procès de Viviane Amsalem” (2014) completed the trilogy.
Her last role was in the 2016 mini-series for Arte: “Trepalium”.
Sources : i24news, Le Point

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