Israeli director Rama Burshtein focuses on the unlikely charm of the eight-episode series “Fire Dance,” which debuted in the television series Mania in Lille, France. , A married son in his thirties, the leader of the ultra-Orthodox community. Produced by YesTV, Firma Productions and Kuma Studios, Yes Studios is responsible for overseas sales.
“I don’t think it’s about impossible love, it’s about how you deal with passion,” says Burshtein-Shai. variety.. “You can get burned or you can shut everything down, so what do you do?”
Burshtein-Shai claims that her work is “everything of hope” and inevitably despairs with “Fire Dance,” which begins with Faigey’s suicide attempt. When Nathan helps her, it marks the beginning of their bond.
“Everything changes in that moment. She can count on him. This is a big step. She starts to change,” says Helmer. Her character may differ in her age and life experience, but in an equal way.
“Fire Dance” is the first series for New York-born filmmakers, behind features such as “Fill the Void” and “The Wedding Plan.”
“I moved from the movie to the TV because I wanted to deal with the side story more. Now I need this kind of space. Once I make a series and taste it, it’s hard to get it back,” she says.
Several recent shows have sought to explore the reality of the Halledi community, but “Fire Dance” is another suggestion, and Berstein Shy says it’s mainly because she still belongs to it. Insist.
“I’m religious. If you talk about things like [Netflix’s] “Unorthodox”, female [Deborah Feldman] The person who wrote the story left the community, but not many people talk about it from the inside out, “she said.
“I wasn’t even born. I became part of it at the age of 27 and it was a very conscious choice. I love these people, but even about what you love, you always I have something to say. “”
“Unorthodox” star Shira Haas is also participating in the series mania this year as a judge for the international competition.
Burshtein-Shai addresses multiple issues in the series, but it was never her intention to be critical, as she chose complex depictions instead.
“I don’t believe in seeing something and saying” it’s bad “. Recognizing yourself with these characters makes it even more interesting. Not bad. It’s complicated. “
She says she wanted Nathan, played by Levi Yehda, to feel like a “rock star.”
“He had to be charismatic in a masculine way. Here Israel’s very big star Levi is very talented. He can do many things at once. He is fascinating. So I want power and fight it. I love women and I’m away from them. The same is true for Fiji. That’s the way my character likes. We have everything, so we have everything. I want you to. This may be us, or just me. “
By acknowledging the series, Burshtein-Shai decided to take the time to slowly unravel the story, as he could answer all the questions that the viewer might end up with.
“You don’t know, so you’re crazy [what is happening].. I love such shows. I mainly think about the audience. I’m thinking much more than I am. But I want them to understand. What is Nathan doing here? Is he interested in her or does he love her? Is he playing with her or is he helping her? Provocation is actually a good thing for Fiji – she’s half dead. It’s therapeutic, “she says.
“My producer told me:” The whole world sells satisfaction, you sell passion. “My world rules are this story because you have a passion for something you don’t have. Allows you to exist. One, what do you choose? I always choose passion. Even if you don’t know what to do with it. “