Israeli film nominated for foreign language Oscar

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January 24, 2012 15:52

 
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An Israeli film was nominated Tuesday for a best foreign language film Academy Award.

The Academy nominated Asghar Farhadi for directing "Footnote," a film about an academic competition between father and son.

Bringing the international sphere to the Oscar stage, Israel will face off against the Iranian film "A Separation," which already won a Golden Globe for best foreign film.

Also nominated is "In Darkness," the gritty Polish film about the Holocaust, "Bullhead" from Belgium and "Monsieur Lazhar" from Canada.

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