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'Footnote' didn't win an Oscar, but the Israeli filmmakers won praise from Steven Spielberg, kibitzed with George Clooney in Yiddish and had a moving encounter with the Iranian winners.
"At this I..
posted February 28, 2012 in News | Permalink
The JCC in Manhattan is screening six Israeli films as part of its winter season. The films, which range in genre and theme, display the scope of Israeli cinema while remaining in..
posted February 27, 2012 in News | Permalink
"Footnote" failed to win Israel's first Academy Award, coming up short in the best foreign-language film category.
The film, directed and written by Joseph Cedar, was beaten out by the Iranian "A a..
posted February 26, 2012 in News | Permalink
In these chaotic times, it is exciting to see an Iranian film competing with an Israeli film and a Holocaust film for an Academy Award. The political irony of East vs. West has not been this strong..
posted February 24, 2012 in News | Permalink
With “Footnote” the fourth Israeli film in five years to make it to the shortlist nomination for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film Israel’s recent cinematic is of..
Joseph Cedar is enjoying quite the career as an Israeli filmmaker. His latest film, Footnote, has been nominated for the for Best Foreign Language Film Academy Award, Cedar’s second has..
When asked about how he came to the title of his latest film, Footnote, director Joseph Cedar offered this anecdote.
"One Talmud researcher, who is known to be very sparse and dry in his writing, a..
posted February 23, 2012 in News | Permalink
Sony Pictures Classics (SPC) is one of the leading distributors of foreign and art-house films in America. This year they have three films nominated at the Academy Awards in the Best Foreign film by..
In his latest film, Israeli writer-director Joseph Cedar has created a drama of personal controversy. He explores spirit, resilience and responsibility. "Footnote" tells the story of a father, by by..
posted February 21, 2012 in News | Permalink
After a prolonged process of painful maturation, actress Clara Khoury now declares: "Something inside me has calmed down." Her green eyes are dreamy. "For many years I was very confused about the of..
posted February 20, 2012 in News | Permalink
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