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Rama Burshtein

Orthodox Jewish Israeli Woman Directs Ground-Breaking Movie

St. Louis Post-Dispatch | Joe Williams | Posted 07.17.2013 | Religion

(RNS) In most parts of the world, arranged marriages are a time-honored expression of religious and cultural orthodoxy. Even in modern-day Israel, wit...

Fill the Void

Francis Levy | Posted 08.21.2013 | Entertainment
Francis Levy

Fundamentalism has it right, were not the belonging and other satisfactions it provides bought at the cost of autonomy and individual freedom. And Fi...

Movie Review: Fill the Void

Marshall Fine | Posted 07.28.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Fill the Void is as interesting for the things it doesn't do as for what it does. Written and directed by Rama Burshtein and set in the Hasidic community of Tel Aviv, it's a story about family and a sense of duty, informed by a devout faith.

Popcorn Preview: Fill the Void

Leslie Sisman | Posted 07.26.2013 | Entertainment
Leslie Sisman

Film: Fill the Void (Lemale et ha'halal) (2012) Cast includes: Hadas Yaron, Yiftach Klein (Policeman), Irit Sheleg (Night Terrors), Chayim Sharir (Res...

Fill the Void: Broadening the Feminist Gaze

Regina Weinreich | Posted 07.25.2013 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Rama Burshtein's glimpse into Tel Aviv's Hasidic community, Fill the Void is a stunning film taking the viewer into the marriage practices of a hermet...

In Praise of Arranged Marriage: Interview With Filmmaker Rama Burshtein About Fill the Void

Erica Abeel | Posted 07.23.2013 | Entertainment
Erica Abeel

"So many times in my life I went out hoping to find a spouse and came home empty handed. I wished someone would bring me options."

Two Films from Israel at the New York Film Festival: Fill the Void and The Gatek

Regina Weinreich | Posted 12.11.2012 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Ultimately a love story, Fill the Void is most surprising in revealing unexpected emotional connection and subdued passion in places where love is most often a last consideration.