Fill the Void – introduced by Kate Feiffer

| 2012 | 90 min. | |
A Film by Rama Burshtein

Sunday September 08, 2013

$12 General Admission; $9 Member Admission
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A Film by Rama Burshtein

“Fill the Void,” the most successful independent Israeli film to be released in the past decade, tells the story of 18-year-old Shira, youngest daughter of an Orthodox Hassidic family, who is about to be married off to a promising young man of similar age and background. When her older sister dies giving birth to her first child, the family’s ensuing grief postpones Shira’s promised match. And when her mother proposes a match between her and her sister’s widower, Shira faces a difficult choice.

"Burshtein's lush visual sensibility, and the subtle performances of the excellent cast, create an aching portrayal of longing and interdependence that transcends the boundaries of the family's small world."

--Diana Clarke, The Village Voice


"A transfixing, emotionally complex Israeli drama."

--Kenneth Turan, The LA Times

7 Israeli Film Academy Awards, Including Best Film

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