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...
Oliver Sacks, neurologist and author, dies at age 82
Switzerland says regrets envoy’s display of Netanyahu cartoon
Could a ‘broken windows’ policing strategy work for the Iran deal?
Yazidi leaders demand ‘Jewish Schindler’ prove he is saving people
Why some public school parents are switching to Jewish day schools
February 18, 2013 | 2:42 pm
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.