Review: Transfixing 'Fill the Void' looks at love by arrangement

May 23, 2013 11:37 PM

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Review: Transfixing 'Fill the Void' looks at love by arrangement

The film centered on marriage in an ultra-Orthodox community won seven Ophirs, Israel's Academy Awards. Hadas Yaron is a teen torn between her heart and her family.

A mother and daughter anxiously scan the aisles of an Israeli supermarket. They're not looking for fresh produce but rather a clandestine glimpse of a young man a matchmaker has proposed as a potential husband for the daughter. The mother's eye is practiced as he comes into view — "You're going to d...

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