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Sat, Feb 18, 2012
at 8:30 PM (Whitsell Auditorium)
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Sun, Feb 19, 2012
at 5 PM (Cinema 21)
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This wry, painfully funny, intellectual tragicomedy was the winner of the Best Screenplay Award at Cannes and is this year’s Israeli submission for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar. Thanks to a clerical error, Eliezer, a respected, if little-known Talmudic scholar, is informed that he’s won the coveted Israel Prize; in truth, the prize was meant for his son, Uriel, a much more respected, widely-read Talmudist. The prize committee implores Uriel to help them rectify the sticky situation, but Uriel argues that his father deserves the honor for his years of work. To take it back would kill him. Meanwhile, Eliezer plans to use the occasion as an opportunity to take down his son and the whole generation of à la mode Talmudists who have overlooked him. Both the ironies of a father-son conflict and the weight of a culture’s intellectual past find memorable examination. (106 mins.)

Filmography: Time of Favor (00), Campfire (04), Beaufort (07).

Sponsored by the Consulate General of Israel to the Pacific Northwest.


Interests: Oscar Submissions, Narrative Feature, Middle Eastern, Literature.

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