Film director Quentin Tarantino gave a glowing endorsement to an Israeli film on Friday, declaring the movie "Big Bad Wolves" to be the best film of the year.
The Academy Award-winning director spoke at the end of the film's screening at the South Korean 18th Busan International Film Festival, during a Q&A session. "Not only is this the best film in Busan, this is the best film of the year," he said.
Many of reporters who mentioned Tarantino's endorsement joined him in praising the Israeli film.
The film stars Israeli actors Lior Ashkenazi, Rotem Keinan, Tzahi Grad, Dov Glickman, Menashe Noy, Dvir Benedek, Ami Weinberg, Nati Kluger, Guy Adler, Kais Nashif and Gur Bentwich
The film won the second largest number of awards at the prestigious Ophir Awards, presented by the Israeli Academy of Film and Television, last month, taking home five awards - best cinematography, best makeup, best production design, best original music and best original soundtrack.
Yuval Adler's debut film Bethlehem won six Ophir Awards, and was selected to represent Israel at the upcoming Oscars in the foreign film category.