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Director Rama Burshtein receives Ophir Award Photo: Avishag Shaar-Yashuv
Director Rama Burshtein receives Ophir Award Photo: Avishag Shaar-Yashuv
Hadas Yaron in Venice. Best actress Photo: Getty Images
Hadas Yaron in Venice. Best actress Photo: Getty Images

Israel sends 'Fill the Void' to Oscars

Director Rama Burshtein's film about haredi community wins Ophir Award for Best Picture, to represent Israel at American Academy Awards

Merav Yudilovitch
Published: 09.22.12, 09:38 / Israel Culture

Local filmmakers gathered in Haifa on Friday afternoon for the Ophir Awards ceremony of the Israeli Academy of Film and Television.


The event's big winner was "Fill the Void", which was named Best Picture of 2012 and will represent Israel in the Best Foreign Language Film category at the American Academy Awards on February 24, 2013.


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Israeli director Rama Burshtein's coming of age tale 'Fill the Void', shown at Venice Film Festival, on Sunday, is said to be 'a Jane Austen of the ultra-Orthodox Jewish world'
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The film, which will hit the screens in Israel after the High Holiday, also won awards for Best Director and Best Screenplay (Rama Burshtein), Best Cinematography (Assaf Sudri), Best Actress (Hadas Yaron), Best Supporting Actress (Irit Sheleg) and Best Makeup (Eti Ben Nun).


"Fill the Void" is a romantic drama directed by Rama Burshtein, which deals with love and compassion within the ultra-Orthodox family.


The film, which was nominated to 13 Ophir awards, was screened as part of the official competition at the Venice Film Festival, and its star Hadas Yaron won the Best Actress Award at the prestigious event.



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