TAREE Film Society will screen Fill The Void (PG, Israel, English subtitles, 90min) 7.30 pm on Monday March 24 at St Joseph's School Hall, Farquhar St, Wingham.
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 realises 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
Fill the Void has received multiple awards including Best Film at the Israeli Film Awards, and Best Actress at the Venice International Film Festival, and has received excellent reviews in Australia press for its Jane Austen like sensibility.
Tickets are $14, available at the door. For membership or further enquiries please cal 6552 3476 , look up Taree Film Society on Facebook, or visit www.tareefilmsociety.org.au