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Plot, Details & Awards

Fill the Void

(2012)

Rated PG for mild thematic elements and brief smoking.

PG In Theaters 05/24/2013 , 90min.
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Plot & Details

Fill the Void tells the story of an Orthodox Hassidic family from Tel Aviv. Eighteen-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 twenty-eight-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 girls' 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.

Awards

Toronto International Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2012 Toronto International Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

Independent Spirit Awards

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2012 Independent Spirit Awards Best First Film Assaf Amir Nominated
2012 Independent Spirit Awards Best First Screenplay Rama Burshtein Nominated
2012 Independent Spirit Awards Best First Film Rama Burshtein Nominated

Sundance Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2013 Sundance Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

Toronto International Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2012 Toronto International Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

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