Ren Mendelson
Lisa Schwarzbaum
March 01, 2012 AT 05:00 AM EST

Footnote

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
runtime
105 minutes
Limited Release Date
03/09/12
director
Joseph Cedar
distributor
Sony Pictures Classics
genre
PG, Drama

We gave it an A

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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