Does Israel really 'own' its Oscar contenders?
Israel is more than happy to bask in the glory of Oscar-contending films made by Israelis. But we also need to share the responsibility for the stories those films tell.
My sister, a screenwriter by profession, tells me that the most difficult part of making a film is not the casting, shooting, editing or scoring, but rather sorting out the production credits: Who gets to have their name spool down the screen at the end. It’s a matter of ownership, one that becomes a particularly prickly matter during award season. Figuring out whether one’s contribution adds up to a screen...
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