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204 Ratings

Fill the Void

Lemale et ha'halal

Directed by Rama Burshtein
Israel, 2012


With her first dramatic feature, writer-director Rama Burshtein has made a compelling, disconcerting view of Israel’s orthodox Hassidic community from the inside, where an 18-year-old girl is pressured to marry her deceased sister’s husband following her death in childbirth.

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Fill the Void Directed by Rama Burshtein

Awards & Festivals

Venice Film Festival

2012 | 2 wins including: Best Actress

2012 | Special Mention: SIGNIS Award

2012 | Honorable Mention: SIGNIS Award

Independent Spirit Awards

2013 | 2 nominations including: Best First Feature

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