Israeli Film 'Footnote' Nominated for Oscar Award

Joseph Cedar film becomes tenth Israeli movie to be nominated for Best Foreign Language Film award; Cedar directed 'Beaufort', which was nominated in 2008.

It was announced on Tuesday that the Israeli film "Footnote" has been nominated for an Oscar award in the Best Foreign Language Film category.

"Footnote" was directed by Joseph Cedar, who also directed "Beaufort", which was nominated in the same category in 2008.

Joseph Cedar, second from right, Jan. 24, 2012.Tomer Appelbaum

"Footnote" deals with the rivalry between a father and son, both Talmud scholars at Hebrew University. The movie stars Shlomo Bar'aba, Lior Ashkenazi and Alma Zack.

Other films nominated in the category are: "A Separation" (Iran), "Bullhead" (Belgium), "Monsieur Lazhar" (Canada), and "In Darkness" (Poland).

Winners of the 84th annual Oscars will be announced at a Feb. 26 ceremony at Hollywood's Kodak Theatre.

"Footnote" is the tenth Israeli film in history to be nominated in the Best Foreign Language Film category. No Israeli film has ever won the award.

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