Israeli filmmaker and actress Ronit Elkabetz has lost her battle with cancer at the age of 51.
The star passed away on Tuesday (19Apr16).
Elkabetz began her career as an actress in 1990's The Appointed. She went on to star in several films and TV shows including Sh'Chur, Trepalium and Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem. In addition to her Israeli films, Elkabetz also enjoyed a professional career in France and starred in movies like Origine controlee and Late Marriage.
In 2004, the actress made her directorial debut with To Take a Wife and went on to helm 7 Days and Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem, which was nominated for a Best Foreign Language Golden Globe in 2014.
Throughout her career, Elkabetz picked up a collection of accolades, including the France Culture award at the Cannes Film Festival in 2010, a lifetime achievement award from the Israeli Film Academy in 2010, three Israeli Film Academy Ophir Awards and the Wolgin Award for Best Feature Film for 7 Days at the 2008 Jerusalem Film Festival.