Three of the 63 foreign language films in this year's Oscar race are on Jewish/Israeli themes, and all three have made the cut to qualify among the nine semi-finalists.
The three are Israel's entry "Beaufort," Austria's "The Counterfeiters" and Brazil's "The Year My Parents Went on Vacation."
Over a period of 42 years, legendary producer Arthur Cohn has made only 12 films, of which half have been recognized with Academy Awards, giving the Swiss producer the highest batting average in the annals of the motion picture industry. This record has been recognized by the Hollywood Walk of Fame with a star for Cohn, the only foreign producer so honored.
Now, in an unprecedented collaboration, five major Hollywood film companies have joined to release a DVD set of 10 films by Cohn.