2012 Lemale et ha’chalal/Fill the Void
She was born in New York in 1967. She graduated from Jerusalem’s Sam Spiegel Film and Television School in 1994. During those years, she became deeply religious and upon her graduation she dedicated herself to promoting film as a tool for self-expression in the orthodox community. She wrote, directed and produced films for the orthodox community, some of them for women only. She has also taught directing and scriptwriting in various film and television institutions within the orthodox community; these include Ma’ale Film School, Yad Benjamin Film School for Woman, Ulpena Arts School, Jerusalem. Fill the Void is her first feature film.
Fill the Void / Rama Burshtein
The story of an Orthodox Hassidic family from Tel Aviv. Eighteen-year-old Shira is the youngest daughter of the family. She is about to be married off to a promising young man of the same age and background. It is a dreamcome- true, and Shira feels prepared and excited. But on Purim, her twenty-eight-year-old sister, Esther, dies while giving birth to her first child. The pain and grief that overwhelm the family postpone Shira’s promised match. Everything changes when an offer is made to match Yochay – the late Esther’s husband – to a widow from Belgium. Yochay feels it’s too early, although he realizes that sooner or later he must seriously consider remarrying. When the girls’ mother finds out that Yochay may leave the country with her only grandchild, she proposes a match between Shira and the widower. Shira will then have to choose between her heart’s wish and her family duty.
|Art Direction:||Ori Aminov|
|With:||HadasYaron (Shira), Yiftach Klein (Yochay), Irit Sheleg (Rivka), Chaim Sharir (Aharon), Razia Israely (Aunt Hanna), Hila Feldman (Frieda), Renana Raz (Esther), YaelTal (Shifi), Michael David Weigl (Shtreicher), Ido Samuel (Yossi), NetaMoran (Bilha), MelechThal (rabbi)|
|World Sales:||The Match Factory GmbH, Germany Michael Weber T. +49 221 539 709-0 F. +49 221 539 709-10 email@example.com www.matchfactory.de|
|Distribution in Greece:||StraDa Films Takis Veremis T. +30 210 959 0120 F. +30 210 958 2216 firstname.lastname@example.org www.stradafilms.gr|
|Production:||Norma Productions, Israel T.+972 3 5609 311-2 F.+972 3 5609 443 email@example.com|
|Volpi Cup, SIGNIS Award - Honorable Mention (Hadas Yaron) – Venice IFF 2012
Award of the Israeli Film Academy 2012
|JOHN CASSAVETES:||Monday, November 05, 2012 - 20:00 | ID:355|
|JOHN CASSAVETES:||Tuesday, November 06, 2012 - 17:30 | ID:454|