THE WEDDING PLAN
RAMA BURSHTEIN (Director, Writer) won Ophirs (Israeli Oscars) for best film and
best director for her first feature, Fill the Void. The film received a total of
seven Ophirs as well as critical acclaim when it premiered in competition at the
Venice Film Festival where star Hadas Yaron won the Coppa Volpi for best
actress. The film was shown at numerous other international film festivals
including Sundance, New York and Toronto. It was Israel's official entry for the
Best Foreign-Language Oscar.
Before that, Burshtein wrote, directed and produced films for the orthodox
community, some of them only for women. She has also taught directing and
scriptwriting in various film and television institutions within the orthodox
Burshtein was born in New York in 1967, and raised in Israel. She graduated
from the Sam Spiegel Film and Television School in Jerusalem in 1994. During
those years she became deeply religious and upon her graduation dedicated
herself to promoting film as a tool for self-expression in the orthodox
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