Blu-ray, DVD Release: Footnote

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: July 24, 2012
Price: DVD $30.99, Blu-ray $35.99
Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment


FootnoteThe winner of nine 2011 Israeli Film Awards and Best Screenplay at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival, Footnote explores the complicated relationship between a father and a son.

Written and directed by Joseph Cedar (Oscar-nominated Beaufort), the movie stars Shlomo Bar-Aba and Lior Ashkenazi as father and son Eliezer and Uriel Shkolnik. Both are brilliant but eccentric professors who have dedicated their lives to Talmudic studies. Eliezer is a stubborn purist who fears the establishment and has never been recognized for his work. Uriel, however, is an up-and-coming star in the field, who enjoys accolades and endlessly seeks recognition.

One day, Eliezer hears that he’s going to be awarded the Isreal Prize, the most valuable honor in the country. His vanity and desperate need for validation are exposed. Uriel is happy for his father, but when he finds out the award was really meant for him, he must choose between the advancement of his own career or his father’s.

Footnote Blu-ray box

Rated PG, the comedy drama film was screened in arthouse theaters in the U.S., grossing $1.9 million.

The nine Israeli Film Awards Footnote won are for Best Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Actor for Shlomo Bar-Aba, Best Supporting Actor for Lior Ashkenazi, Best Cinematography, Best Editing, Best Costume Design and Best Sound.

The foreign movie also was an official selection at the 2011 Telluride Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival, New York Film Festival and AFI Fest.

Presented in Hebrew with English subtitles, the DVD and Blu-ray include these special features:

  • making-of featurette
  • “An Evening With Joseph Cedar” Q&A with the filmmaker.

Check out the movie’s touching trailer:


 

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About S. Clark

Sam Clark is the former Managing Editor/Online Editor of Video Business magazine. With 19 years experience in journalism, 12 in the home entertainment industry, Sam has been hooked on movies on since she saw E.T. then stared into the sky waiting to meet her own friendly alien. Thanks to her husband’s shared love of movies, Sam reviews Blu-ray discs in a true home theater, with a 118-inch screen, projector and cushy recliners with cup holders.