Israel's 'Intimate Grammar' wins at Tokyo Film Festival

Director Nir Bergman's film based on a novel by David Grossman wins prize in Japan following win at Jerusalem Film Festival.

October 31, 2010 13:33
Israel  film director Nir Bergman, left, and actre

Intimate Grammar 311. (photo credit: Associated Press)

The Israeli film, Intimate Grammar, won the Tokyo Sakura Grand Prize Film Award at the 23rd Tokyo International Film Festival on Sunday.

The film, directed by Nir Bergman and starring actress Orly Zibershatz, was based on a novel by Israeli author David Grossman.

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‘Intimate Grammar’ wins top Jerusalem Film Festival prize

The film follows the story of Aaron, a boy growing from childhood to adolescence in Israel in the early 1960s.

Intimate Grammar won the Haggiag Award for Best Full-Length Feature Film at the 27th Jerusalem Film Festival in July.

Bergman's first feature Broken Wings also won the Tokyo Sakura Grand Prize Film Award in 2002.

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