Footnote Poster

Release Date: March 9th, 2012

DVD Release Date: July 24th, 2012

PG|1 hr 46 min

Plot Summary
Talmud scholar Eliezer Shkolnik (Shlomo Bar-Aba) has worked in obscurity at Jerusalem's Hebrew University. In contrast, Eliezer's son, Uriel (Lior Ashkenazi), also an academic, has published many books and received numerous accolades. Eliezer looks down on his son's achievements and pursuit of fame, and so the pair have a rocky relationship. Their rivalry comes to a head when Eliezer receives word that, at long last, he is the recipient of the prestigious Israeli Prize.

Cast: Shlomo Bar-Aba, Lior Ashkenazi, Aliza Rosen, Alma Zack, Daniel Markovich, Micah Lewesohn, Yuval Scharf, Nevo Kimchi

Director: Joseph Cedar

Genres: Comedy drama

Production Co: United King Films

Distributors: Sony Pictures Classics

Ratings & Reviews

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  • What Cedar captures here is the way a father and son can be bound so tightly they almost choke the air out of one another. You can't exactly call it affection; it's that far more complicated thing we call kinship. show more

  • Jewish and academically inclined audiences worldwide will respond to numerous aspects of this unusual drama, although it is paradoxically both too broad and too esoteric for the general art house public. show more

  • Footnote does function as a character study, an exceptionally rich one. show more

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