Film society choice

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First published in What's on

An Israeli offering Fill The Void is the choice of Theatr Mwldan Film Society on Sunday, April 6.

This transfixing, emotionally complex Israeli debut feature by Orthodox Jewish American Burshtein offers a sympathetic take on the plight of an Israeli teenager trying to square her emotional needs with duty to faith and family. Shira (Hadas Yaron, mesmerising) has always looked up to her big sister, who’s married to a Rabbi and due to give birth to the couple’s first child. When tragedy strikes, Shira’s suddenly pressured to marry, and though determined to remain her own woman, she’s culturally ill-equipped to understand her swirling emotions and desires. Fill The Void is intimate, authentic and immersive, though its acceptance of the institution of marriage and the clerical priorities of Orthodox life may not sit well with all viewers. However, it is an extraordinary first film, nerve-tingling in its intensity, and assembled with remarkable finesse and control.

Broaden your horizons with annual membership of Theatr Mwldan Film Society - bringing the best in world cinema to west Wales for over 21 years. Screenings are also opening to non-members at standard Mwldan film prices. Full annual membership of Theatr Mwldan’s Film Society is just £66, which entitles you to free entry to all 30 Film Society films and £1.50 discount off all standard 2D cinema screenings at Theatr Mwldan (please note this offer does not apply to live broadcast screenings, 3D screenings or alternative content events). The Film Ticketsaver Card is also great value at only £22 per year, giving you the same £1.50 discount and free admission to three Theatr Mwldan Film Society screenings within a 12 Month Period. Contact the box office or visit www.mwldan.co.uk for further details.

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