New York-born Israeli director Joseph Cedar (Beaufort) helms an award-winning satirical drama of sacrifice, temptation and father-son rivalry set in the cut-throat world of ... academia. Ill-tempered professor Eliezer Shkolnik has spent his career in anonymity, his only recognition a footnote in the work of a greater scholar. To his chagrin, his son Uziel garners the accolades he has long desired. When a mistake stands to finally bring Eliezer recognition, his son must grapple with the truth.
Footnote is also screening at Joondalup Pines 20–25 March.
BEST SCREENPLAY, CANNES FILM FESTIVAL 2011
WINNER: NINE OPHIR AWARDS (ISRAEL)
A sprightly, shrewd and ingenious black comedy of middle age and disappointed ambition. THE GUARDIAN
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