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- RAMA BURSHTEIN
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Biography
Born in New York in 1967, she grew up in Tel Aviv and in 1994 graduated from the Sam Spiegel Film and Television School in Jerusalem. At the age of twenty-five, she embraced religion and began to write and make films for the Orthodox community, some of which were only for women. She taught directing and screenwriting in various film and television schools within the Orthodox community, including the Ma’ale Film School, the Yad Benjamin Film School for Women and the Ulpena Arts School in Jerusalem. Lemale et ha’ chalal (Fill the Void), set in a family from the ultra-Orthodox Hassidic Jewish community, was her first feature-length film: at the 2012 Venice Film Festival it won the Coppa Volpi for Best Actress with the debut performance of Hadas Yaron; it also won seven Ophir Awards, the “Israeli Oscars”.
FILMS PRESENTED IN VENICE:
2012 – Lemale et ha’ chalal (Fill the Void) – In competition (screenplay, director)

AWARDS:
2012 – Lemale et ha’ chalal (Fill the Void) – Coppa Volpi for Best Actress to Hadas Yaron

 



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