Footnote

  • Mon Oct 21
    7:15
Footnote
director:
Joseph Cedar
cast:
Shlomo Bar-Aba, Lior Ashkenazi, Aliza Rosen

Nominated for Best Foreign Language Film in 2012, Footnote is the story of a father, Eliezer Shkolnik (Shlomo Bar-Aba), and his son Uriel (Lior Ashkenazi), who are competing scholars in the field of Talmudic Studies. Eliezer’s old-school methods bristle his colleagues, so he labors in anonymity. Meanwhile, his son is an accomplished author and a star on the lecture circuit. When a prestigious award meant for the son is erroneously awarded to his father, the scholars’ turbulent relationship reaches its boiling point. “…authentically grand: a piercing satire, a poignant family drama and an investigation of the competing claims of honesty, loyalty, ambition and love.” (NY Times)

website: sonyclassics.com/footnote

format
DCP color
runtime
1 hour 43 minutes
release year/country
2011 Israel
subtitled