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A lot went on at the Cannes Film Festival, which ran from May 15-26, including new films by the Coen brothers, Roman Polanski, Jim Jarmusch, Steven Soderbergh and many others. But some of the most ,..
posted May 30, 2013 in News | Permalink
When it played last fall's New York Film Festival, Rama Burshtein's debut feature, "Fill the Void," was one of the great surprises of the autumn, a stunningly poised and mature first film that the -..
posted May 28, 2013 in News | Permalink
The term "falafel western" might not be in everyone's lexicon.
But it is an appropriate phrase to describe Ballad of the Weeping Spring, which will get its UK premiere on the Gala night of Seret, a..
Israeli writer-director Rama Burshtein felt a lot of pressure graduating from the Sam Spiegel Film and Television School in Jerusalem two decades ago because everyone expected great things from 'She..
posted May 25, 2013 in News | Permalink
TEL AVIV - Israel's ultra-Orthodox, with their bobbing side curls and modestly dressed women, are no strangers to the silver screen. But rarely, if ever, have they been portrayed by one of their has..
posted May 24, 2013 in News | Permalink
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..
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
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