Robbie Collin is the Telegraph’s chief film critic. He is also a regular contributor to BBC Film 2013, the Film Programme on Radio 4, the Radio 2 Arts Show, Sky News and Sky Movies.
RECEPTION 18.00 / FILM 18.45
FOLLOWED BY REVIEW WITH FILM CRITICS ROBBIE COLLIN AND KATE MUIR, AND WALLFLOWER PRESS FOUNDER YORAM ALLON
This screening is now sold out.
Due to popular demand we have scheduled a second screening on Mon 11 Nov at Odeon Swiss Cottage. Book tickets here.
Attending this event
Kate Muir is chief film critic at The Times and previously worked as a columnist for the newspaper in New York, Paris and Washington. She is also a novelist and lives in North London.
Yoram Allon is founder and commissioning editor of Wallflower Press, leading specialist publishers of scholarly books devoted to the history, theory and criticism of world cinema. He is also a freelance film curator, currently engaged as programme consultant for SERET: The London Israeli Film Festival.
Films screening at this event
- original title
- למלא את החלל
- Rama Burshtein
- Hadas Yaron, Yiftach Klein, Irit Sheleg, Chayim Sharir
- 90 min
“Exquisitely acted, radiantly shot, and delicately nuanced… Burshtein has achieved a gripping film without victims or villains, an ambiguous tragedy drawing on universal themes of love and loss, self-sacrifice and self-preservation.” – Boston Globe
“It’s worth contemplating parallels between Burshtein’s expertly written characters and the figures populating the novels of Jane Austen.” – Variety
The extraordinary film that won Best Actress for Hadas Yaron at the Venice Film Festival, first time director Rami Burshtein brings her insider’s knowledge of the Haredi community to this engrossing family drama.
Eighteen year old Shira is about to be married off to a suitable young man when the death of her sister, whilst giving birth to her first child, postpones the wedding and grief overwhelms the family. Her mother now looks to Shira to marry her bereaved brother-in-law instead and the pressure builds as Shira is caught up in an uncomfortable personal dilemma.
A fascinating and compelling portrait of the pressures and rules of this closed society versus the desires of the heart.
- Oran Franco
- 8 min
In a little house on the outskirts of a shtetl, fate has brought Yoni and Sarah together to make the biggest decision of their lives.
VCA School of Film and Television