Joseph Cedar’s outstanding Israeli drama, one of this year’s Foreign Language Oscar nominees, pores with gentle intensity over Old Testament-size conflicts between an elderly father and his grown son. Both are scholars in the arcane field of Talmudic studies. Both are rich with the human flaws of pride and envy. Exquisitely assembled, with a pointedly grand musical score to emphasize the titanic (and at times hilarious) nature of filial duty, Footnote is itself a perfect little piece of Talmud, full of text, commentary, and colorful argument. A
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Genre: PG, Drama; Director: Joseph Cedar; Runtime (in minutes): 105; Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics
Posted March 1 2012 — 12:00 AM EST
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