Fill The Void

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"There’s a hushed, disarming power to Fill The Void, a new Israeli drama set in contemporary Tel Aviv, but cast in the classic mold of a Jane Austen romance. The film takes place in one of the city’s most devout Hasidic communities, and that alone lends it an uncommon fascination. (The infectious music! The mighty beards!) First-time filmmaker Rama Burshtein gazes upon this rarely explored subculture—that of the Haredi, to which she belongs—with a mixture of awed reverence and shrewd social critique. She’s reinvigorated a familiar narrative by painting it against an unfamiliar backdrop...A.A. Dowd

Written and directed by Rama Burshtein (her feature film debut), Fill the Void is Israel's official 2012 submission for Best Foreign Language Film.

Fill The Void

Specific start time will be posted on Wednesday, June 19.  Advanced tickets link will be posted when available.

"The story told by Rama Burshtein in “Fill the Void,” her remarkable debut feature, has an almost classical simplicity....“Fill the Void” has been described as the first feature film directed by an Orthodox Israeli woman, and it is one of a small handful of modern movies that depict religious devotion from within...The deeper drama of “Fill the Void” has to do with her self-knowledge, and it is this — the sense we have of witnessing a young person figuring herself out in the most challenging circumstances — that makes the film both accessible and thrilling. It is completely unexpected, and entirely believable."  NYT Critics Pick A.O. Scott.

Following the film, we'll go to Doyles or CBC for dinner and discussion.

To Be Continued,

John

 

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  • John

    .“Fill the Void” has been described as the first feature film directed by an Orthodox Israeli woman, and it is one of a small handful of modern movies that depict religious devotion from within..An amazing first feature..
    "Fill the Void" carries a glowing vibrancy while you're watching it -- those burnished closeups do create an effect -- but something troubling lingers in the aftermath.

    June 24, 2013

    • Janet

      I found out later that the filmmaker grew up in the U.S. and joined the Hasidic group after she finished film school in Israel.

      June 24, 2013

  • Amy Miller C.

    My apologies for canceling at the last minute-- running in the heat = bad headache

    June 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Ticket site is working now

    June 23, 2013

  • Diane

    Site seems to be down again this morning.

    June 23, 2013

  • Janet

    Kendall Sq ticket site is now working ok.

    June 22, 2013

  • Janet

    Landmark Theaters web site seems to be down as of 1:30 on Saturday afternoon.

    June 22, 2013

  • Jeanne

    Have a conflict with my Italian conversation group!

    June 22, 2013

  • Anne

    Unfortunately, I can't go on June 23.

    June 14, 2013

  • Anne

    I'm glad the spot opened up. I'm looking forward to seeing this!

    June 12, 2013

  • Shirley

    Sorry. Have something else scheduled then.

    June 12, 2013

  • Tricia

    can't make new date/time

    June 12, 2013

  • Patti C.

    sorry previous commitment for the 23rd...

    June 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward to this.

    June 6, 2013

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