Sony Pictures Classics acquires ‘Void’

Pic to make U.S. debut at the New York Film Festival

Sony Pictures Classics has acquired all North American rights to Israeli drama “Fill the Void.

Pic, Rama Burshtein’s directorial debut, played at the Venice Film Festival and the Toronto International Film Fetsival. It will make its U.S. debut at the New York Film Festival.

“Void” won seven Ophir Awards including Best Picture. It is produced by Assaf Amir, who previously worked with Sony Classics on “Broken Wings.”

“Void” tells the story of a young Orthodox Hassidic girl in Tel Aviv and her family as they are struck by tragedy when her older sister dies in childbirth.

Sony Classics negotiated the deal with The Match Factory’s Michael Weber.

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