Tuesday, April 19, 2016

RIP: Ronit Elkabetz

This morning I woke up to the devastating news that the phenomenal Ronit Elkabetz passed away after a private battle with cancer. And considering she was one of my absolute favourite actresses (also an acclaimed writer-director), I felt the need to mention it here. If you're unfamiliar with her work, I urge you to introduce yourself to her glittering filmography, which includes personal faves "Late Marriage" (pictured above with co-star Lior Ashkenazi) and "The Band's Visit". Last year I profiled her in a piece for The Awards Circuit titled "10 Foreign-Language Actors You Should Now" and my final sentiment still holds true. She is truly one of Israel's national treasures. Her legacy will not be forgotten. RIP.


  1. Sad news, 51 is too young to die. I've only see her in Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem (2014), which she was brillant in. I'll look up those other titles you mention as favorites.

  2. Such a shame. She was phenomenal in Late Marriage.