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  • Israeli movie, director win at Buenos Aires film fest

    April 24, 2012 | 10:16 am

    “Policeman” was named best film at the Buenos Aires Independent Film Festival—the first time an Israeli film has been recognized there.

    Director Nadav Lapid also won in the Best Director category at the 14th edition of the festival, which ended April 22. It was the first time in...

  • Why did “Waltz” lose?

    By Tom Tugend

    February 25, 2009 | 6:28 pm

    Why did Israel’s “Waltz With Bashir,” the presumed frontrunner in the Oscar race for best foreign-language film, lose out to the Japanese film “Departures”?

    Los Angeles Times film critic Kenneth Turan has one theory.

    “Given all that pre-Oscar prognostication, the awards themselves...

  • ‘Waltz with Bashir’ Wins Coveted Golden Globe

    By Tom Tugend

    January 12, 2009 | 5:50 pm

    Israel’s “Waltz with Bashir” won the Golden Globe for best foreign-language film on Sunday evening, solidifying its frontrunner status to take home Israel’s first Oscar at next month’s Academy Awards.

    The edgy, animated film about a traumatized veteran trying to recover his memories...

  • Less controversy surrounds this year’s Oscar foreign film entries

    By Tom Tugend

    December 25, 2008 | 5:54 pm

    ALTTEXT
    Scene from 'Waltz With Bashir'


    A record number of 67 countries are vying for the Oscar in the best foreign-language film category, with generally obscure directors from Afghanistan to Venezuela dreaming of sudden recognition in Hollywood and beyond.

    Among five entries of special...

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  • Calendar Girls Picks and Clicks Nov. 29 - Dec. 5: NFL to frum; Shiksa syndrome, ‘Waltz with Bashir’

    By Dikla Kadosh and Lilly Fowler

    November 28, 2008 | 2:42 pm

    MON | DECEMBER 1

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    The Israeli film industry continues to wow world audiences with its increasingly innovative and skillful productions. The buzz this year is about a provocative animated film by Ari Folman that is Israel's official submission for the foreign-language Oscar in...
  • Israeli film ‘Waltz With Bashir’ has an anti-war beat

    By Tom Tugend

    October 22, 2008 | 9:49 pm

    "Waltz With Bashir" is a startling hybrid of a movie vehicle which came from behind to become Israel's entry for Oscar honors, announced last month, and may well pull another surprise when the Academy Award for best foreign-language film is announced.

    The oddly titled film...

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