FOOTNOTE (Sony) A father and his son - both Talmudic scholars - clash over their work, particularly when the latter's gains favor. Israeli film, nominated for an Oscar for best foreign-language film, is a story of politics, ambition and conflict that might be mistaken for a mainstream Hollywood drama, if it wasn't a Hebrew-language film about research into arcane aspects of the Talmud. A stylishly inventive and playful film. In Hebrew with English subtitles. (PG; thematic elements, brief nudity, language, smoking) ***1/2Background here and links.
Sunday, July 22, 2012
Footnote on DVD
FOOTNOTE is about to be released on DVD: