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Two Israeli films among 49 movies shortlisted for prestigious prize.
During the week, most of the more than 35 screenings played to full houses or close to it, the highest attendance record to date for this festival.
Foreign Ministry displeased that ‘Foxtrot’ will be screened on opening night.
Foxtrot is the rare art house film with real suspense, and it holds your attention to the last moment, which contains a surprise that adds another layer to the tragedy.
By HANNAH BROWN
The festival will open with the premiere of the new Blade Runner film, Denis Villeneuve’s Blade Runner 2049.
By JEFF BARAK
Foxtrot is now Israel’s official candidate for consideration for a Best Foreign Language Oscar nomination.
By HANNAH BROWN,AMY SPIRO
The drama over the decision to disinvite Miri Regev from the presitigous awards ceremony continues to make waves in the Israeli silver screen industry.
By AMY SPIRO
Culture Minister Miri Regev's condemnation of 'Foxtrot' is only her most recent assault on the very arts she is paid to support.
By JPOST EDITORIAL
After Culture Minister Miri Regev's repeated outbursts lately concerning the internationally acclaimed Israeli film 'Foxtrot,' Israel Film Academy says politicians not welcome at ceremony.
The film was condemned as anti-Israeli by Culture and Sport Minister Miri Regev, but Rivlin told a visiting delegation of Hollywood producers and studio executives Sunday that he intended to see it.
By GREER FAY CASHMAN
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