Thursday, October 25, 2012

Filmmakers Who Are Ultra-Orthodox and Ultracommitted

Marlyn Vinig, rear, leads a Haredi girls-only drama class in Jerusalem.
At the Jewish harvest festival of Sukkot this month, dozens of Israeli women in the insular world of the ultra-Orthodox Haredim had an extra bounty to celebrate: an opportunity to go to the movies.

Films for and by Haredi women were relatively unknown outside this tightknit faction until the director Rama Burshtein unveiled her feature “Fill the Void” at the Venice Film Festival last month. The film, which earned the ingénue Hadas Yaron a best-actress honor there and later played the New York Film Festival, was praised by critics, who noted that Ms. Burshtein’s technical expertise belied her sparse résumé. -- Debra Kamin, NY Times

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