100 min | PG
This nuanced portrait of the ultra–Orthodox Hasidic community won Israeli Academy Awards for best film and best actress, and was celebrated at film festivals around the world. 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. Hadas Yaron delivers a pitch perfect performance in the lead role of a dutiful daughter who nevertheless remains resolutely her own woman. Written and directed by an Orthodox woman, FILL THE VOID offers a unique exploration of the ultra–Orthodox world from an insider’s perspective.
Hadas Yaron, Yiftach Klein, Irit Sheleg