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Foxtrot

Thursday
Feb 15, 2018
7:30 PM

 

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FOXTROT

Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival Sneak Preview

Thursday, February 15 | 7:30 PM

Directed by Samuel Moaz

Israel/Switzerland/Germany/France | 2017 | 108 min

 

Samuel Maoz’s critically acclaimed, award-winning drama follows the lives of a grieving Tel Aviv couple after they are told that their son was killed in the line of duty. Starring Lior Ashkenazi (Norman, Footnote) and Sarah Adler (The Cakemaker, Aya), Foxtrot is a powerful rumination of the lunacy of war. With devastatingly beautiful performances and stunning cinematography, Foxtrot took home the Grand Jury Prize at the Venice Film Festival, reaped eight Ophir Awards at Israel’s 2017 Academy Awards, and most recently, has been shortlisted for the Best Foreign Language Film nomination for the 2018 Oscars.

 

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For Fans of: Art cinema, family dramas, foreign cinema, Israeli cinema, Lior Ashkenazi, Sarah Adler, war films

Official Selection: AFI Fest | Haifa International Film Festival | London Film Festival | Palm Springs International Film Festival | Sundance Film Festival | Telluride Film Festival | Toronto International Film Festival | Venice Film Festival | Warsaw Jewish Film Festival

Awards: Israel’s 2017 Oscar submission for Best Foreign Language Film | National Board of Review for Best Foreign Language Film | Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Cinematography, Best Editing, Best Art Direction, Best Music, and Best Sound at Israel’s 2017 Academy Awards | Arca CinemaGiovani Award – Best Film, SIGNIS Award – Honorable Mention, and Silver Lion – Grand Jury Prize at Venice Film Festival

Top 10 Lists of 2017: Entertainment Weekly | The Film Stage | IndieWire | Los Angeles Times | San Francisco Examiner | Screen Daily

Reviews: “[A] profoundly humane Israeli import [that] upends your expectations at every turn.” (Chris Nashawaty, Entertainment Weekly)

“No matter what you’re expecting, “Foxtrot” is not the film you expect it to be. It’s better.” (Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times)

“Urgent and witty. A compelling family tragedy arranged with visionary boldness.” (Xan Brooks, The Guardian)

“Bold modernist cinema at its most harrowing.” (Deborah Young, The Hollywood Reporter)

“Fascinating. Funny and beautiful, truly profound.” (Jordan Hoffman, Variety)

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