keswick film festival

Fill the Void [Lemale et ha'hahal] (PG)

2012, Israel, 90 mins, Rama Burshtein

Showing Fri 28 February, 6.30pm

Fill the Void [Lemale et ha'hahal] (PG)

This production ended on 28/02/2014

Synopsis

Location: Alhambra

Written and directed by Rama Burshtein who became the first Orthodox Jewish woman to direct a film intended to be viewed outside of the Orthodox community. It focuses on life among the Haredi Jewish community in Tel Aviv. An 18 year old girl is pressured by her mother to marry her deceased older sister’s husband following the death of her sister in childbirth.

Graceful, complex, and beautifully layered, the film offers a sympathetic portrait of an insulated culture by exploring universal themes.

Winner, seven Israeli Academy Awards (2012)
Winner, Best Actress Award (Hades Yaron), Venice FF (2012)

Thanks to Artificial Eye

Prices £5