Rama Burnstein's Fill the Void (Lemale et ha'halal)
, a nuanced portrait of the ultra-Orthodox world, won Israeli Academy Awards for best film and best actress, and was celebrated at film festivals around the world. Now you can see this acclaimed film at Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center of Houston as part of their Summer Israeli Film Series. It's the story of 18-year-old Shira and her family, who are struck by tragedy when Shira's 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 her religious and family obligation, Shira finds herself at a crossroads where she must decide her future. Made by an Orthodox woman, Fill The Void
offers a unique exploration of the ultra-Orthodox world from an insider's point of view. This film is in Hebrew, with English subtitles.
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