Fill the Void tells the story of Shira, a very devout Hasidic girl who is arriving at the point of her life where she is pressured into an arranged levirate marriage to an older widower, which is what happens in her community.
A man and a woman, alone, on a path at night, forbidden to touch, speak, confront, describe passion: the man moves closer. That's all. The smallest of moves, infinitesimal motion. The world tilts on its axis.
As opposed to the bleak view of sexual subjugation in Kadosh, Amos Gitai's 1999 film about Hasidic marriage, Fill the Void sees Burshtein fortrightly and wittily asserting that this is how her community lives.