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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...

  • Surviving a descent into ‘Darkness’

    By Tom Tugend

    November 23, 2011 | 11:17 am

    In the run-up to the Academy Awards last year, when not a single domestic or foreign film entry touched on a Holocaust or Nazi-era theme, I speculated that this particular genre had probably run its course.

    I now formally withdraw the hasty prediction after seeing “In Darkness,”...