Two Israeli films to be shown at NY Film Festival

Joseph Cedar’s 'Footnote' and Nadav Lapid’s 'Policeman' to be shown alongside latest films by Roman Polanski, Martin Scorsese among others.

August 18, 2011 11:31
'Footnote' film

Footnote film 521. (photo credit: Courtesy)


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Joseph Cedar’s Footnote and Nadav Lapid’s Policeman will be shown at the New York Film Festival, which will be held from September 30-October 16.

Cedar’s movie, which tells the story of the rivalry between father-and-son Talmud professors in Jerusalem, won the Best Screenplay Prize at the Cannes film festival earlier this year.

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Policeman is about policemen in an anti-terrorist unit and the political activists they are tracking. It won the Van Leer Award for Best First/Second Feature at the Jerusalem Film Festival this summer.

They will be shown alongside the latest films by Pedro Almodovar, Roman Polanski, Wim Wenders and Martin Scorsese, among others.

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