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Fill The Void
 
 

Directed by Rama Burshtein, Israel 2012
90 mins. Hebrew dialogue with English sub-titles

WINNER : BEST ACTRESS AT 2012 VENICE FILM FESTIVAL

 
Summary:
 

Focussing on life among the Haredi Jewish community in Tel Aviv, Israel. Hadas Yaron stars as Shira Mendelman, an 18-year-old girl who is pressured to marry her older sister's husband following the death of her sister in childbirth. Graceful, complex and beautifully layered, Fill the Void offers a sympathetic portrait of an insulated culture by exploring universal themes. Several critics have compared the female characters to those in Jane Austen's novels.

 
What the Critics say:
 

"I don't know when I've ever seen a film as eerily perfect in tone and taste as 'Fill the Void' ... There isn't a moment when Burshtein goes wrong, goes melodramatic, goes didactic, goes false. Working as a woman of faith in a medium looked on with understandable suspicion and skepticism by those who believe as she does, Rama Burshtein has made a work of art of overwhelming beauty and impact." (John Podhoretz - Weekly Standard)


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