Israel's official submission for the Foreign Language Oscar, this intimate drama is set in an ultra-Orthodox Hasidic community in Tel Aviv and provides a captivating glimpse inside a world mostly hidden from general view. Hadas Yaron, who won Best Actress at the Venice Film Festival, stars as 18-year-old Shira, a rabbi's youngest daughter, who looks forward to marriage with a nice boy chosen by her parents. Family tragedy puts this process on hold and impels Shira's mother Rivka (Irit Sheleg) to nudge her wedding plans in another direction. This first feature from Rama Burshtein vividly portrays Shira's crisis of conscience within a vividly depicted world of traditional music, songs, prayers, and timeless costumes and headpieces. This sympathetic, observant and beautifully photographed story is a memorable close-up of a tight community bound by law and ritual. Rated PG. In Hebrew with English subtitles. Writer/Director: Rama Burshtein. (Israel 2012) 90 min.