Fill The Void
Fill The Void - Trailer
Director Rama BurshteinYear 2013Genre(s) Dramas
Shira Mendelman is 18-years-old and filled with excitement at the prospect of an arranged marriage with what sounds like her dream partner. She is the youngest daughter in a Hasidic Jewish family in Tel Aviv and the child of the highly respected Rabbi Aharon. However, just as the family's happiness reaches a peak, her older sister Esther dies suddenly while giving birth to her first child. Consumed with grief, widower Yohai is forced to consider a second marriage, though as his sights set on a woman outside of Israel who is also a widow, the Mendelmans risk losing their only granddaughter. In a bid to kill two birds with one stone, it is suggested that Yohai marry Shira despite her heart being set on a man her own age. She is forced to confront herself and make the life-changing decision to live her life the way she chooses, or please her family in the way that is expected of her.
This heart-breaking Israeli drama is the recipient of numerous film festival awards including the SIGNIS Award and the Volpi Cup for Best Actress at the Venice Film Festival. Directed and written by Rama Burshtein in her film debut, 'Fill The Void' is almost like the Jewish version of 'Pride and Prejudice' with all the same sincerity and emotional turmoil. It is due to hit the US this spring on May 24th 2013.
Starring: Hila Feldman, Razia Israeli, Yiftach Klein, Renana Raz, Ido Samuel, Chayim Sharir, Irit Sheleg, Yael Tal, Hadas Yaron