Fill the Void | TIFF

Fill the Void

Lemale et Ha’Chalal (Israel)

Directed by:
Rama Burshtein
Cast:
Hadas Yaron, Yiftach Klein, Irit Sheleg, Chaim Sharir
Duration:
12h:00m
TIFF edition:
2013
Category:
Synopsis:

Eighteen-year-old Shira is the youngest daughter of an Orthodox Hassidic family from Tel Aviv. She is about to be married off to a promising young man of the same age and background. It is a dream-come-true, and Shira feels prepared and excited. But Esther, her twenty-eight-year-old sister, dies while giving birth to her first child and Shira is offered for marriage to Yochay, the widower. Shira will have to choose between her heart's wish and her family duty...

Awards
Volpi Cup for Best Actress (Hadas Yaron), SIGNIS Award -  Venice 2012, FIPRESCI Award - Palm Springs 2013, Best Dramatic Film - Sao Paolo 2012

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