Fill the Void
למלא את החלל

Sunday, March 17, 2013, 7:00 pm

After her sister dies in childbirth, an ultra-Orthodox 18-year-old woman is pressured to call off her engagement in order to marry her late sister’s husband. Refusing him is not an option in this community, where tradition, religious law, and the rabbi’s word are absolute. Hasidic Israeli writer-director Rama Burshtein brings us into this insular world from a woman’s perspective.

Screening Location
The Ritz East
125 South Second Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106Irit Sheleg, actor
Movie Info
Israel, 2012, 90 minutes
Hebrew with English subtitles
Director
Rama Burstein
Awards
Winner, Best Film, 2012 Haifa International Film Festival; Winner, the Volpi Cup for Best Actress, Venice Film Festival 2012; Winner, Best Film, Best Director, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress, Best Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Makeup, 2012 Israel Film Academy.