Sony Pictures Classics Scoops Up North American Rights to 'Fill the Void'

Fill the Void

The film, which marks Rama Burshtein’s directorial debut, played at the recent Venice and Toronto festivals.

Sony Pictures Classics has acquired all North American rights to Rama Burshtein’s directorial debut, Fill the Void.

The film, which was also written by Burshtein, played at the recent Venice and Toronto film festivals and will make its U.S. debut at the New York Film Festival this month.

The story centers on a young Orthodox Hasidic girl named Shira, whose family is struck by tragedy when her older sister dies in childbirth just when Shira is about to be married. When her sister's husband is pressured to remarry and her mother makes a shocking proposal, Shira is forced to choose between her heart’s wish and her family duty.

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The winner of seven Ophir Awards including best picture, Fill the Void is produced by Assaf Amir, who previously worked with Sony Classics on Broken Wings.

“We're very happy to have Sony Classics represent our film in North America," said Amir and Burshtein. "Rama and I feel that this collaboration with Sony Classics is a big boost to our hope of exposing this special story of an Orthodox family in Tel Aviv to the American public."

SPC negotiated the deal with the Match Factory’s Michael Weber.