Tagged ‘Footnote’

With another film in Oscar contention, Israeli cinema shows it can compete

LOS ANGELES (JTA) — For Israelis, winning the country’s first Oscar would be akin to scoring the first Olympic gold medal at the 2004 games in Athens. “If ‘Footnote’ gets the Academy Award for best foreign-language film, the reaction would be tremendous,” said Katriel Schory, executive director of the… Read more »

Israel again going to Oscars gate with a Joseph Cedar entry

LOS ANGELES (JTA) — Joseph Cedar is on a pretty good run: The Israeli director has made four movies in his 11-year career, and the first three have represented his country at the Academy Awards for best foreign-language film. One made the cut of five finalists, but a Cedar… Read more »

Israel’s ‘Footnote,’ Allen and Spielberg get Oscar nods

(JTA) — The Israeli film “Footnote” and veteran Jewish filmmakers Woody Allen and Steven Spielberg are up for Academy Awards. Oscar nominations were released Tuesday by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Israel’s hope for its first Oscar was kept alive with Joseph Cedar’s “Footnote,” listed among… Read more »