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  • Palestinian film ‘Omar’ nominated for Oscar

    January 16, 2014 | 10:09 am

    The Palestinian film ‘Omar,” directed by Hany Abu-Assad, has just been nominated for an Academy Award in the Foreign Language Film category.

    It’s the second nomination for Abu-Assad, whose “Paradise Now” was up for the prize in 2005. It’s also the second time a Palestinian film...

  • ‘Fill the Void’ not on Oscar foreign language film shortlist

    By Tom Tugend

    December 21, 2012 | 9:44 am

    Israel’s Oscar-nomination run hit another bump Friday , when “Fill the Void,” the country’s entry, failed to make the list of nine semi-finalists among foreign-language films.

    This year’s entries from 71 countries showed a renewed interest in Holocaust and World War II themes....

  • Israeli/Jewish-themed films 3 for 3 in Oscar foreign language semi-finals

    By Tom Tugend

    January 17, 2008 | 7:00 pm

    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...

  • DVD Set Showcases Legendary Producer

    By Tom Tugend

    January 8, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    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...

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