October 14, 2014, BY Kathryn Kopchik


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Footnote by Joseph CedarBucknell University's Israeli Film Series continues Tuesday, Oct. 28, at 7 p.m. with the film Footnote in the Gallery Theatre (Room 301) of the Elaine Langone Center.

The film, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by Campus Jewish Life and Hillel with support from Kalman Jewish Life & Learning Fund.

Directed by Joseph Cedar, Footnote portrays the troubled relationship between a father and his son who both teach at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Uriel is a young popular academic who is elected to the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities. His father, Eliezer, is an unpopular and frustrated academic whose research is published by a rival scholar one month ahead of his own.

Eliezer receives a phone call that he has won the Israel Prize but Uriel later discovers the caller meant to speak to him instead of his father. Uriel works behind the scenes to allow his father to be awarded the prize, and shares the truth with his mother, who promises to keep the secret.

Footnote won the Best Screenplay Award at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival and won nine prizes at the 2011 Ophir Awards, becoming Israel's entry for the 84th Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film and named as one of the nine shortlisted entries for the Oscars. In 2012, the film was nominated for an Academy Award in the category of Best Foreign Film.

The third movie in the Israeli Film Series is scheduled for Nov. 19. Waltz with Bashir, directed by Ari Folman, will be shown at 7 p.m. in the Forum of the Elaine Langone Center.