Through The Wall

by Rama Burshtein

Through The Wall


Michal is 32 years old. She became religious 12 years ago, and only now is she getting married. A month before the wedding, while checking out the catering for the event, the groom has a change of heart and the wedding is called off. Michal feels she's unable to go back to ordinary life, to the usual course of matchmaking. She feels this is the moment to change something very basic in her personality. A simple belief that God is good and sweet; that He wants to give and is only waiting for her to wish it. Michal goes on a month-long journey up to the planned wedding day: "I have the venue, the dress, the apartment; God can easily come up with my groom".


Rama Burshtein was born in New York, USA in 1967, and raised in Israel. She graduated from the Sam Spiegel Film and Television School, Jerusalem in 1994. During those years Rama became deeply religious and upon her graduation she dedicated herself to promoting film as a tool for self-expression in the orthodox community.

Rama wrote, directed and produced films for the orthodox community, some of them only for women. She was also teaching directing and scriptwriting in various film and television institutions within the orthodox community; those include Ma’ale Film School, Yad Benjamin Film School for Woman, Ulpena Arts School, Jerusalem.

Fill the Void was her first feature film. The film received critical acclaim when presented at the official competition at the Venice Film Festival where 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. The film won 7 Israeli Academy Awards including the award for Best Picture. Rama is currently finishing her second feature film Through The Wall.



Michal – Noa Koler
Shimi – Amos Tamam
Yoss – Oz Zehavi
Michal's mother – Irit Sheleg
Feigi – Roni Merhavi


Written & Directed by Rama Burshtein
Director of Photography Amit Yasour
Editor Yael Hersonski
Music Roy Edri
Sound Moti Hefetz
Sound Design Alex Claude & Daniel Meir
Production Design Ori Aminov
Costumes Hava Levy Rozalski

Producer Assaf Amir

Technical Data

Format DCP / colour / 1.85:1 / 5.1
Length 110 min.
Original Language Hebrew

Original Title Lavoor et Hakir

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