The enthralling drama Fill the Void tells the story of an Orthodox Hasidic family from Tel Aviv. Eighteen-year-old Shira (Hadas Yaron) is the youngest daughter of the family, 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. But on Purim, her 28-year-old sister, Esther (Renana Raz), dies while giving birth to her first child, and the pain and grief that overwhelm the family postpone Shira's promised match. When an offer is proposed to match the late Esther's husband, Yochay (Yiftach Klein) 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, and Shira will have to choose between her heart's wish and her family duty. Written and directed by Rama Burshtein (her feature film debut), Fill the Void is Israel's official 2012 submission for Best Foreign Language Film. (Fully subtitled) Official Web Site

Director:

Rama Burshtein

Cast:

Hadas Yaron, Yiftach Klein, Irit Sheleg, Chaim Sharir, Razia Israeli, Hila Feldman, Renana Raz, Yael Tal, Michael David Weigl, Ido Samuel, Neta Moran, Melech Thal

MPAA Rating:

PG

Run Time:

1hr 30mins

Release Year:

2012

Country Of Origin:

Israel