Israeli Film Premieres at Cannes

“Ever since its creation, the Festival de Cannes has remained faithful to its founding purpose: to draw attention to and raise the profile of films with the aim of contributing towards the development of cinema, boosting the film industry worldwide and celebrating cinema at an international level.”

Israeli filmmaker Joseph Cedar previewed his new film, “Footnote,” at Canne last Saturday night:

Footnote is the story of a great rivalry between a father and son. Both eccentric professors, they have dedicated their lives to their work [study of Talmud]. The father seems a stubborn purist who fears the establishment. His son, Uriel, appears to strive on accolades, endlessly seeking recognition. But one day, the tables turn. The two men switch places when the father learns he is to be awarded the most valuable honor one can receive. His desperate need for recognition is betrayed, his vanity exposed. Uriel is torn between pride and envy. Will he sabotage his father’s glory? Footnote is the story of insane competition, the admiration and envy for a role model, bringing father and son to a final, bitter confrontation.

Read a Los Angeles Times feature story here.

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