Fill the Void | Director Rama Burshtein
[PREMIERE SCREENING: Sunday, Jan. 20, Noon — Temple Theatre, Park City]
Being an ultra Orthodox woman is about inner spiritual work, away from spotlights, and inside a “home” where my husband is the king. It is the only way for me to stay in love and feel safe. Making Fill the Void meant scarifying the right order of things I truly believe in. Looking back, what made making the film possible, and also surprisingly rewarding, was going to my imaginary “island” where there are no people, titles, honor, or fame. Just me and my thoughts, my passions and my creator. Being lonely and lost on that “island,” I wanted to be the queen beside the king. Thinking about “home” mattered so much throughout the filmmaking process.