March 27, 2012

Footnote (2011)

Directed by: Joseph Cedar
Country: Israel

Plot: Eliezer and Uriel Shkolnik are father and son as well as rival professors in Talmudic Studies. When both men learn that Eliezer will be lauded for his work, their complicated relationship reaches a new peak.
Quick comment: The fifth feature from the israeli Joseph Cedar is a well made satire about ambition and obsession in a literate jewish family. With a confident direction and great moments of nervous tension we are before an odd, subtle and precise caricature of a father and son searching for recognition.
Relevant Awards: Best screenplay at Cannes (France) and Dublin (UK) Film Fests.

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