Fill The Void
Filmfest 2013

German Age Rating

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The story of an Orthodox Hassidic family from Tel Aviv. 18-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 28-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 girl's 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…

tags: Feature film

Cast: Hadas Yaron, Yiftach Klein, Irit Sheleg, Chaim Sharir, Razia Israely


Screenplay: Rama Burshtein

Director of Photography: Asaf Sudry

Film Editor: Sharon Elovic

Composer: Yitzhak Azulay

Production Designer: Ori Aminov

Costume Design: Chani Gurewitz

Sound: Moti Hefetz

Producer: Assaf Amir

Production Company: Norma Productions

World Sales: The Match Factory GmbH

Distributor: NFP Neue Film Produktion GmbH

Director: Rama Burshtein