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Plot, Details & Awards

Footnote

(2012)

Rated PG for thematic elements, brief nudity, language and smoking.

PG In Theaters 03/9/2012 , 105min.
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Plot & Details

Footnote is the tale of a great rivalry between a father and son. Eliezer and Uriel Shkolnik are both eccentric professors who have dedicated their lives to their work in Talmudic Studies. The father, Eliezer, is a stubborn purist who fears the establishment and has never been recognized for his work. While his son, Uriel, is an up-and-coming star in the field, who appears to feed on accolades, endlessly seeking recognition. Then one day, the tables turn. When Eliezer learns that he is to be awarded the Israel Prize, the most valuable honor for scholarship in the country, his vanity and desperate need for validation are exposed. His son Uriel, meanwhile, is thrilled to see his father's achievements finally recognized but, in a darkly funny twist, is forced to choose between the advancement of his own career and his father's. Will he sabotage his father’s glory?

Awards

Academy Awards

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2011 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Foreign Language Film Nominated

Toronto International Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2011 Toronto International Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

Independent Spirit Awards

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2011 Independent Spirit Awards Best Screenplay Joseph Cedar Nominated

London Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2011 London Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

Los Angeles Film Critics Association

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2012 Los Angeles Film Critics Association Best Foreign Language Film Nominated

National Board of Review

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2011 National Board of Review Best Foreign Language Film Nominated

Toronto International Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2011 Toronto International Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

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