Natalie Portman finished filming “A Tale of Love and Darkness,” her first directorial effort, and left Israel soon after for Paris, much to the dismay of her cast and crew.

“There’s a hole in my heart,” said actor Gilad Kahane, in an interview on Good Evening with Guy Pines. “It was my first film, but she’s such a wonderful director. She’s confident, she knows what she wants and she’s a great leader.”

Portman lived in Tel Aviv with her husband and son for the last month and a half, but spent much of her time in Jerusalem, where the movie, based on Amos Oz’s biographical novel, was filmed.

While she was seen in Jerusalem working on the film, and spending time on the streets of Tel Aviv, she mostly kept to herself, and did not grant any interviews during her time in Israel, much to Pines’ chagrin.

“She didn’t speak with anyone,” he said.

“A Tale of Love and Darkness,” which was filmed in Hebrew, should reach movie theaters in about a year.