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  • ‘Footnote’ falls, continuing Israel’s Oscar drought

    February 26, 2012 | 10:12 pm

    “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 entry, “A Separation” by Asghar Farhadi, at the annual Oscars ceremony on Sunday night...

  • Oscar nominee Agnieszka Holland on “In Darkness” [VIDEO]

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    February 2, 2012 | 10:28 pm

    Agnieszka Holland was sitting by a window in a Los Angeles hotel recently, bathed by sunlight streaming in through slatted Venetian blinds.

    Light and dark are the prominent metaphors in her film, “In Darkness,” based on the true story of a group of Jews who escaped the...

  • Ajami Gets Best Foreign Film Nomination

    By JewishJournal

    February 2, 2010 | 12:58 pm

    The Israeli film “Ajami” has received an Academy Award nomination for Best Foreign Film.

    At an announcement ceremony Tuesday morning, nominees for best foreign language film included Germany’s “The White Ribbon,” the likely front-runner after taking the same prize at the Golden...

  • Possible Oscar at stake in Israeli film fight

    By Tom Tugend

    October 18, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Beaufort trailer
    The story of two movies vying to represent Israel in the Oscar race is full of intrigue, confusion, backbiting and alleged skullduggery.

    The films themselves are also quite interesting.

    The brouhaha comes at a time when the Israeli film industry is gaining...