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  • Israel As Seen Through An Oscar Lens

    By Abe Fried-Tanzer

    February 18, 2013 | 2:42 pm

    While the excellent winner of the Ophir (Israel’s Oscars) for Best Picture, Sundance Film Festival entry Fill the Void, didn’t make the cut for the Best Foreign Film category, the Oscar nominee list still features an impressive slate from Israel. In fact, it’s doubly represented in...

  • Will Sasson Gabai hit the stage for ‘The Band’s Visit’?

    By Lauren Bottner

    December 8, 2011 | 11:36 am

    The Israeli film “The Band’s Visit” is expected to open on a New York stage next year.  The leading role has reportedly been offered to Sasson Gabai, who starred in the 2007 film,  as well as Mohammed Bakri according to Haaretz.

    “The Band’s Visit” was awarded multiple awards including 8 Ophir prizes with Gabai taking home the European Film Award for Best Actor. The film is currently being adapted for stage and is still in the fundraising phase but producers hope to start rehearsals in a few months.

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