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Directed by Rama Burshtein

Israel 2012 90 mins. In Hebrew

The winner of Israeli Academy Awards for Best Film and Best Actress, FILL THE VOID is a nuanced portrait of an Orthodox Hasidic family living in Tel Aviv. Eighteen-year-old Shira and her family are struck by tragedy when her older sister dies in childbirth. As her sister’s husband is pressed to remarry, her mother makes a startling proposition. Torn between her heart’s desire and religious and family obligation, Shira must decide her future. Actress Hadas Yaron delivers a pitch-perfect performance in the lead role of a dutiful daughter who nevertheless remains resolutely her own woman. This year’s Israeli submission for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar.

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