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Formally meticulous, even austere, the assured feature debut of Israeli film-maker Lapid announces the arrival of a significant talent.
This is a film of masterful control: in the way it shuns the..
posted May 24, 2013 in News | Permalink
Rama Burshtein's Fill The Void (Lemale et ha'halal) is the second film in as many years to emerge from Israel with not only a strong international presence, but a unique perspective on religious as..
Driving home from a screening of the ravishing new Israeli film Fill the Void, I caught sight of a young man in full Hasidic garb, trying to coax his toddler son across a busy Los Angeles street. My..
posted May 23, 2013 in News | Permalink
"Fill the Void," which won Israel's equivalent of the Academy Award last year, is a love story unlike any Hollywood fare and it is set in a Jewish community unfamiliar to most Jews.
The movie is by..
posted May 22, 2013 in News | Permalink
Here's "men in black" of a different kind for filmgoers, as first-time feature director Rama Burshtein's characters in Fill the Void, including its females, are highly conservative, humorless and on..
A tragic love story between two Palestinians living under Israeli occupation received a standing ovation at the Cannes film festival on Monday and broke new ground as the first film fully funded by..
posted May 21, 2013 in News | Permalink
With all the hoopla about “The Great Gatsby” as the great American love story, let me suggest that the intimate Israeli foreign film “Fill the Void” goes a longer way to to..
posted May 19, 2013 in News | Permalink
Part live action, part animation, The Congress follows on from the Israeli film-maker's award-winning 2008 work Waltz with Bashir.
Empire magazine's online outlet “an in..
posted May 17, 2013 in News | Permalink
Man without a Cell Phone , directed by Sameh Zoabi, is a gently political comedy about an Israeli Arab slacker who is forced by circumstances to take a stand. It’s a rare glimpse into village..
posted May 16, 2013 in News | Permalink
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