The Ritz East
125 South Second Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Sunday, March 17, 2013, 7:00 pm
After her sister  dies in childbirth, an ultra-Orthodox 18-year-old woman (Hadas Yaron) is pressured to call off her engagement in order to marry her late sister’s husband (Yiftach Klein). Refusing him is not an option in this community, where tradition, religious law, and the rabbi’s (Melech Thal) word are absolute. Hasidic Israeli writer-director Rama Burshtein brings us into this insular world from a woman’s perspective.
Country: Israel
Release Date: 2012
Time: 90 minutes
Genre: Drama
Language: Hebrew with English subtitles
Director: Rama Burstein
Topics: Love, Orthodox-Haredi
Guest Speaker: Irit Sheleg, Actress Irit Sheleg is a Israeli actress, director, and fashion designer. She is the winner of the Ophir Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in the 2012 film Fill the Void.
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.