ISRAELI director Rama Burshtein-Shai is set to make her TV debut with Fire Dance, a new drama series set to launch in coming weeks.
Set in a tight-knit Israeli Haredi community, Fire Dance centres on a love that’s too chatzkel to handle.
The eight-part series tells the story of 18-year-old Feigie, a troubled teenager growing up with her single mother in a Haredi sect, who falls in love with a charismatic – and married – rabbi. Produced by Yes Studios, Fire Dance was created by Burshtein-Shai, the New York-born Israeli filmmaker known for Fill The Void and other movies set in the ultra-Orthodox world.
Actor Noa Koler, who has appeared in other Burshtein-Shai productions, stars as Feigie’s mother, along with actors Yehuda Levi and Mia Ivrin.
Burshtein-Shai, who is a practicing Orthodox Jew, is known for her authentic, realistic films that grapple with life in the ultra-Orthodox world.
Yes Studios director Sharon Levi described Fire Dance as “an honest and bold glance into one of the most intriguing and closed off ultra-religious communities”.
“The series deals with an impossible love story from an authentic and honest point of view,” she added.
As Burshtein-Shai was not quoted as saying: Jew can’t touch this.
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