The film takes Orthodox characters and presents them in a way that everyone can relate to.
In an exclusive interview, Rama Burshtein discusses marriage and her second film ‘The Wedding Plan.’
Rama Burshtein of ‘Fill the Void’ is the most famous ultra-Orthodox woman filmmaker. But there are others — and their notoriety in the community is growing.
Rama Burshtein’s ‘Fill The Void’ presents a unique view of a Hasidic family. Now arriving in America, the film also tells a universal story that crosses all cultural boundaries.
It seems certain that even the most scrupulous secular observer of the contemporary ultra-Orthodox experience, anywhere on the planet, will not have been privy to the intimacy and profound declarations of feeling and affection on display in “Fill the Void,” the daring, devastating debut from female Hasidic filmmaker Rama Burshtein.
Having won seven Ophir Awards, “Fill the Void” has secured its place as Israel’s Oscar entry for this year. The film, with its artful and gripping insider look at life among a Hasidic community in Tel Aviv, snagged Ophirs for best film, best director, best screenplay, best actress and best supporting actress, among others.
Israeli actress Hadas Yaron has won the 69th Venice Film Festival’s award for best actress.