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Drama - Completed 2012

Shira, the youngest daughter of an Orthodox Hassidic family from Tel Aviv has to choose between her heart's wish and her family duty...

& Awards

BFI London FF 2012
Official Competition
Sao Paulo IFF 2012
New Directors Competition
Tallinn Black Nights IFF 2012
Palm Spring IFF 2013
Best Foreign Language Film Fipresci Prize
Sundance Film Festival 2013
    • Year of production
    • 2012
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • ISRAEL
    • Languages
    • HEBREW
    • Duration
    • 90 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Rama BURSHTEIN
    • Writer(s)
    • Rama BURSHTEIN
    • EIDR
    • 10.5240/1AB3-1629-7736-EFD5-3E33-W
    • Producer(s)
    • Assaf AMIR
    • Synopsis
    • FILL THE VOID tells 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 dream-come-true, and Shira feels prepared and excited.
      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 proposed 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 getting married again.
      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 have to choose between her heart's wish and her family duty...