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March 27 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm£5.75
Professor Eliezer Shkolnik, an elderly Talmudic scholar, whose long career has never amounted to much, has always been eclipsed by his middle-aged son – Professor Uriel Shkolnik, also a Talmudic specialist – who has been showered with all the awards and fellowships that he himself yearned for. The older man must now reconcile himself to being a footnote in his son’s life. Then, one day, a sensational piece of news turns everything upside down. Joseph Cedar’s Israeli movie Footnote is a sprightly, shrewd and ingenious black comedy of middle age and disappointed ambition. (modified from Peter Bradshaw, Guardian)
Israel 2011, 107 mins, Hebrew with sub-titles
Directed by Joseph Cedar and starring Shlomo Bar’aba and Lior Ashkenazi
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