Eran Riklis’s The Human Resources Manager was a big winner at the Ophir Awards Tuesday night, which were announced in a ceremony held at the Jerusalem
The movie won Best Picture and Riklis won Best
Rosina Kambus won Best Supporting Actress and Noah Stollman won
for Best Screenplay (which was based on an A. B. Yehoshua
The film, which will now go on to be Israel’s official entry for
the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar, also won the award for Best Soundtrack.
The film tells the story of a Jerusalem factory manager who goes to Russia to
bury a foreign worker killed in a terrorist attack.
The two top acting
prizes for best actor and best actress went to Adir Miller and Maya Dagan for
Avi Nesher’s The Matchmaker (formerly called Once I Was).