CIFF: Joe Cedar

From Tzivi’s CIFF 2012 Sneak Peek:

The big winner at the 2011 Ophir Award ceremony last year (aka “the Israeli Oscars”) was Footnote (Hearat Shulayim), which went on to receive one of the five coveted spots for Best Foreign Language Film from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences last January.

I wrote about Footnote when it finally opened here in Chicago last March. I absolutely love this film! In my opinion, it was the best of the five 2012 BFLF nominees, and it is sure to place very high on my “2012 Twozie List” come December.

So I urge you to clear your calendar now and buy a ticket for the CIFF’s “Conversation with Joseph Cedar” on Mon October 22.

The “conversation” segment of this program will be followed by a screening of Footnote. If you have already seen Footnote (either in a theatre or on DVD), you should read my review, and go watch it again. This is a dense and multilayered film that gets better and better each time you watch it. I should know: I’ve already seen it three times!

This will be Joe’s second visit to the CIFF. I had the privilege of interviewing him when he came the first time to screen his second feature Campfire. Truly, Joe Cedar is one of the best filmmakers on the cinema scene working anywhere in the world today.

Yasher Ko’ach, Joe!


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