Erika Wennerstrom on writing, the desert and spirit animals
It isn’t, and that’s just fine
Matrimonal drama shows off the traditions if not the inner turmoil of ultra-Orthodox Jews
First-time writer-director Rama Burshtein’s moody matrimonial drama Fill the Void takes us into a religious and cultural world so insulated few outside its influence would even recognize it. Shot in Israel among the Haredim (the most conservative of Hasidic Jewish sects), it is a foreign film in every sense of the word.