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  • Burshtein keeps the camera tight on the faces of her actors in a way that succeeds at making visible the invisible heat between the characters. The film's chaste eroticism and the community's deep respect for Shira's emotional and spiritual growth keep the audience in thrall. show more

  • Fill the Void is, in the worst sense of the word, a “women’s picture,” in which people wring their hands and worry, wail and weep over marriage and maintaining the status quo. show more

  • Burshtein refuses to engage with the culture wars that flare fiercely between secular and religious types in Israel; in fact she's trying to avoid types of any kind, which may be why secular audiences and critics have embraced her rapturous depiction of a community living its life, more separate from than at odds with the society beyond. show more

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  • January 23, 2014 marysviv
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    What a beautiful movie. I also laughed, cried, and smiled. Family - that\'s ********** all about. As a Roman Catholic, I saw and appreciated the strength of Faith in the Jewish religion. Wow - I loved the movie.

  • July 15, 2013 jhendlin
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    Saw this with the ladies in our family today. It was wonderful. I think it will be a sleeper hit. We all said that we did not even notice that we were reading the sub titles. This movie has a really touching, sweet and sincere story.

  • July 14, 2013 whoRuBlog
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    Fantastic! It\'ll make you laugh, cry, smile. So beautiful, honest, respectful. Loved it.

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