Hadas Yaron wins Best Actress at Venice film festival

By REUTERS, JPOST.COM STAFF
September 8, 2012 22:17




Israeli actress Hadas Yaron won the award for best actress at the 2012 Venice film festival, for the film "Fill the Void" on Satruday.

Yaron portrayed Shira, an 18-year-old Hasidic girl who is thrilled about her forthcoming arranged marriage with a young man whom she has only briefly seen in a supermarket.

Tragedy strikes when Shira's older sister Esther dies giving birth, leaving the family crushed by grief.

The film, set in the secluded Hasidic community living in secular Tel Aviv, offers a rare glimpse into the Orthodox way of life, its rigid customs and traditions, but also deals with the wider themes of relationships and family pressures.

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