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“Footnote” stars Shlomo Bar-Aba and Lior Ashkenazi

The Israeli film “Footnote” is one of five films nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced on Tuesday, Jan. 24 in Los Angeles. The Oscars will be presented in Los Angeles on Feb. 26.
This is the tenth nomination for an Israeli film in this category, though none has ever won a Best Foreign Language Film Oscar.  It is also the second nomination for Joseph Cedar, whose film, “Beaufort,” was nominated in 2008. Other Israeli films previously nominated for Oscars include “Waltz with Bashir” (2009) and “Ajami” (2010).
“Footnote,” which stars Shlomo Bar-Aba and Lior Ashkenazi, is about the rivalry between a father and son who are Talmudic scholars in Jerusalem. In addition to the Ophir Award for Best Picture, the won the Best Screenplay Award at the Cannes Film Festival last spring.

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