Joseph Cedar wins best screenplay award at Cannes

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May 22, 2011 21:01

 
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Israeli director Joseph Cedar won the best screenplay award at the Cannes Film Festival for his movie "Footnote."

The film, which stars Lior Ashkenazi and Shlomo Baraba, tells the story of a rivalry between a father and a son who are both Talmudic scholars.

Cedar, 42, whose previous film "Beaufort" was nominated for an Oscar in 2007, was called back to the award ceremony after leaving Cannes, but did not make it in time to receive the award.

Actor Shlomo Baraba congratulated Cedar upon hearing the news, saying, "The script is just extraordinary, this is very exciting."

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