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ISRAELI DIRECTOR WINS BEST SCREENPLAY AT CANNES

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Monday, June 6th, 2011

Israeli director Joseph Cedar won the best screenplay award at the Cannes Film Festival on Sunday for his film “Footnote.”

“Footnote” tells the story of a rivalry between a father and a son who are both Talmudic scholars. Cedar’s previous film Beaufort was nominated for an Oscar in 2007 and won the Silver Bear Award at the Berlin Film Festival in 2007.

Sony Classics bought the rights to distribute the film internationally.