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Sneak Preview of FILL THE VOID

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Thursday, May 23, 2013 at 7:30 PM (PDT)

Sneak Preview of FILL THE VOID

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--Provided courtesy of Sony Pictures Classic--

 Directed by Rama Burshtein

Country: Israel, Language: Hebrew

Runtime: 90 minutes, Year: 2013

Rated: PG


About the film:

Fill the Void tells the story of an Orthodox Hassidic family from Tel Aviv. Eighteen-year-old Shira is the youngest daughter of the Mendelman 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, Mordechay. The pain and grief that overwhelm the family postpone Shira's promised match.

Everything changes when a match is proposed to Yochay-Esther's late 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 marry the widow and move to Belgium 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. She will find out that the void which she must choose exists only within her heart.


2012 Awards of the Israeli Film Academy: Best Actress, Cinematography, Director, Screenplay, Make-up Artist, and Best Film Awards

2012 London Film Festival: Best Film Nomination

2012 Toronto International Film Festival: International Critics' Award (FIPRESCI) nomination


Watch the trailer:


Opens May 24 2013 at the Laemmle Royal Theater in Los Angeles.

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When & Where

James Bridges Theater, UCLA Melnitz 1409
405 Hilgard Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Thursday, May 23, 2013 at 7:30 PM (PDT)

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● A Graduate Student-run screening series of new sneak previews, LA premieres, and cult
or classic repertory films that runs twice weekly throughout the UCLA academic year. Films are frequently accompanied by special guests, cast or crew, Q&A sessions and more.

● Funded by the Graduate Students Association and ASUCLA Student Interaction Fund.

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