Jewish Journal


September 28, 2009

“Ajami” wins top Israel award


‘Ajami’ wins Israeli Best Picture award
        An Israeli movie co-directed by a Palestinian and an Israeli won Israel’s Ophir Award as Best Picture, JTA reported.

The drama, a story about life in the Jaffa neighborhood of Ajami, and spoken primarily in Arabic, will be submitted to the American Academy Awards as Israel’s nomination in the category of Best Foreign Film. It was directed by Scandar Copti and Yaron Shani.

The movie premiered at the Cannes Festival, where it earned a special mention by the Camera d’Or jury. It also was screened at the recent Toronto International Film Festival.





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