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Ronit Elkabetz is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter and In Memory Of Israelienne born on 27 november 1964 at Beersheba (Israel)

Ronit Elkabetz

Ronit Elkabetz
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Nationality Israel
Birth 27 november 1964 at Beersheba (Israel)
Death 19 april 2016 (at 51 years)

Ronit Elkabetz (Hebrew: רונית אלקבץ‎, Arabic: رونيت القبص) born 27 November 1964) is an Israeli actress and filmmaker. She works in both Israeli and French cinema. She has won three Ophir Awards and has received a total of seven nominations.


Elkabetz was born in Beersheba in 1964 to a religious Moroccan Jewish family originally from Essaouira. She grew up in Kiryat Yam. Her mother was a hairdresser and her father was a postal employee. Her mother spoke French and Arabic, but her father insisted on speaking only Hebrew. She never studied acting and started her career as a model. She divides her time between her homes in Paris and Tel Aviv. She married architect Avner Yasharon on 25 June 2010.

In 2015 she was selected to be the President of the Jury for the International Critics' Week section of the 2015 Cannes Film Festival.

Best films

Zarafa (2012)
Turk's Head (2010)

Usually with

Keren Mor
Keren Mor
(2 films)
Amos Gitaï
Amos Gitaï
(2 films)
Hana Laszlo
Hana Laszlo
(2 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Ronit Elkabetz (21 films)

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Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem, 1h55
Directed by Ronit Elkabetz, Shlomi Elkabetz
Origin France
Genres Drama
Themes Films about religion, Films about Jews and Judaism
Actors Ronit Elkabetz, Simon Abkarian, Menashe Noy, Ze'ev Revach, Sasson Gabai, Keren Mor
Roles Viviane Amsalem
Rating76% 3.846943.846943.846943.846943.84694
The film explores a troubled marriage that is complicated by the traditions and religious beliefs of the couple who are immigrants to Israel from Morocco. It revolves around the process of Jewish religious divorce which is known as a 'Gett', a process which must be granted by the husband and is sought through the religious court, as opposed to the secular government court. The movie gradually reveals subtle, and sometimes vengeful, nature of marital discontent. The story is told through multiple brief courtroom scenes, over the period of the trial, involving the personalities of all involved, sometimes relegating the litigants to minor roles.
Invisible (2011)
, 1h30
Directed by Michal Aviad
Genres Drama, Thriller
Themes Films about religion, Films about Jews and Judaism
Actors Ronit Elkabetz, Evgenia Dodina, Sivan Levy
Roles Lily
Rating63% 3.172953.172953.172953.172953.17295
Lily and Nira are brought together over a shared trauma; they were both victims of a serial rapist twenty years earlier. Together they begin to research the crimes and the fate of their perpetrator.
Turk's Head, 1h39
Directed by Pascal Elbé
Origin France
Genres Drama, Crime
Themes La banlieue française, Films about music and musicians, Hip hop films, Gangster films
Actors Roschdy Zem, Ronit Elkabetz, Pascal Elbé, Simon Abkarian, Florence Thomassin, Stéphan Guérin-Tillié
Roles Sibel, la mère de Bora
Rating58% 2.948712.948712.948712.948712.94871
Set amidst Marseille's immigrant suburbs, a devastating chain of events unfolds when 14-year-old Turk, Bora, hurls a Molotov cocktail at a car. The occupant is an emergency doctor who has been called out to attend to a woman with cardiac problems. Regretful, the teenager rescues the injured doctor who ends up in a coma. The saga continues with the doctor's brother seeking to find the perpetrator.
Free Hands
Free Hands (2010)
, 1h40
Directed by Brigitte Sy
Origin France
Genres Drama
Themes Medical-themed films, Prison films, HIV/AIDS in film
Actors Ronit Elkabetz, Noémie Lvovsky, Carlo Brandt, François Negret, Gurgon Kyap, Abdelhafid Metalsi
Roles Barbara
Rating66% 3.3043753.3043753.3043753.3043753.304375
Barbara (Elkabetz) is a filmmaker developing a film written and acted by prison inmates in Paris. She defies legal boundaries and unleashes a series of consequence when she forms a deep romantic relationship with Michel (Brandt), an inmate involved in the film project.
Ashes and Blood, 1h45
Directed by Fanny Ardant
Origin France
Genres Drama
Actors Ronit Elkabetz, Claire Bouanich, Abraham Belaga, Ion Besoiu, Marc Ruchmann, Fanny Ardant
Roles Judith
Rating61% 3.0516953.0516953.0516953.0516953.051695
A widow, Judith returns to Marseille with her children for the wedding of her sister-in-law. Judith's husband was murdered in a vendetta-killing a decade earlier. In keeping with the Greek tragedy tradition of the film, violent family rivalries unravel with fatal consequences.
The Girl on the Train, 1h45
Directed by André Téchiné
Origin France
Genres Drama, Thriller, Romance
Themes Théâtre, Transport films, Rail transport films, Transport en Île-de-France, Films based on plays
Actors Émilie Dequenne, Catherine Deneuve, Michel Blanc, Mathieu Demy, Ronit Elkabetz, Nicolas Duvauchelle
Roles Judith
Rating59% 2.9991752.9991752.9991752.9991752.999175
Jeanne Fabre, an attractive late-teen-aged carefree loner, spends her time rollerblading through Paris and job-hunting, a nuisance she endures to indulge her widowed mother, Louise, who runs a day-care center out of their house. As they are watching a news program on television about anti-semitic attacks, Louise recognizes a person on the TV: Samuel Bleistein, a prestigious Jewish lawyer, who was many years ago in love with her. Louise arranges a job interview for her daughter at Bleistein’s law firm.
Jaffa (2009)
, 1h46
Origin France
Genres Drama
Themes Films set in Africa, Films about religion, Political films, Films about Jews and Judaism
Actors Dana Ivgy, Moni Moshonov, Ronit Elkabetz
Roles Osnat 'Ossi' Wolf
Rating68% 3.434833.434833.434833.434833.43483
Jaffa is a mixed Arabic - Jewish seaside city near Tel Aviv, where Reuven Wolf (Moni Moshonov) has a garage for repairing cars. His wife Ossi (Ronit Elkabetz) a vain self-centered woman just makes everybody's life difficult.
Zion and His Brother, 1h24
Origin Israel
Genres Drama
Themes Films about religion, Films about Jews and Judaism
Actors Ronit Elkabetz
Roles Ilana
Rating59% 2.999072.999072.999072.999072.99907
Dans une famille dysfonctionnelle habitant une ville non précisée d'Israël, Zion, 14 ans, cherche à se libérer de l'emprise de son frère aîné, dont la violence l'entraîne dans un accident et le secret.
L'Endroit idéal, 30minutes
Directed by Brigitte Sy
Origin France
Actors Ronit Elkabetz, Noémie Lvovsky
Roles Barbara
Rating58% 2.9053952.9053952.9053952.9053952.905395
The Seven Days, 1h55
Directed by Ronit Elkabetz, Shlomi Elkabetz
Origin Israel
Genres Drama, War, Thriller
Themes Films about religion, Political films, Films about Jews and Judaism
Actors Yaël Abecassis, Simon Abkarian, Ronit Elkabetz, Hana Laszlo, Moshe Ivgy, Keren Mor
Roles Vivianne
Rating67% 3.385913.385913.385913.385913.38591
For seven days a large family of Moroccan descent observes the Jewish mourning ritual of Shiva when a brother dies. Living together again reveals many tensions and conflicts between family members. Amidst the tensions, the Gulf War rages in the background.
The Band's Visit, 1h27
Directed by Eran Kolirin
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Films about religion
Actors Saleh Bakri, Ronit Elkabetz, Sasson Gabai, Uri Gavriel
Roles Dina
Rating74% 3.7470853.7470853.7470853.7470853.747085
The Alexandria Ceremonial Police Orchestra, consisting of eight men, arrive in Israel from Egypt. They have been booked by an Arab cultural center in Petah Tiqva, but through a miscommunication (Arabic has no "p" sound, and regularly replaces it with "b"), the band takes a bus to Bet Hatikva, a fictional town in the middle of the Negev Desert. There is no transportation out of the city that day, and there are no hotels for them to spend the night in. The band members dine at a small restaurant where the owner, Dina (Ronit Elkabetz) invites them to stay the night at her apartment, at her friends' apartment, and in the restaurant. That night challenges all of the characters.
Or (My Treasure), 1h35
Origin France
Genres Drama
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about religion, Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Films about prostitution, Films about Jews and Judaism, Erotic thriller films, HIV/AIDS in film
Actors Dana Ivgy, Ronit Elkabetz
Roles Ruthie
Rating69% 3.495333.495333.495333.495333.49533
Or, lycéenne de 17 ans, vit dans un petit appartement de Tel-Aviv avec sa mère Ruthie. Cette mère se prostitue depuis une vingtaine d'années, et son état de santé devient critique. Or, qui multiplie les petits boulots, tente de mener de front travail, école, vie amoureuse et remise dans le droit chemin de sa mère...
To Take a Wife, 1h37
Directed by Ronit Elkabetz, Shlomi Elkabetz
Origin Israel
Genres Drama, Historical, Romance
Themes Films about religion, Films about Jews and Judaism
Actors Simon Abkarian, Gilbert Melki, Ronit Elkabetz
Roles Viviane
Rating70% 3.5394253.5394253.5394253.5394253.539425
Viviane (Elkabetz) is a beleaguered hairdresser and mother of four who feels tied down by her situation and her conservative husband as well as his live-in mother. Things take a turn when her former lover returns to live in Haifa.