Foreign Film Series: Footnote
March 21, 2013 from 7:30 p.m.-11:50 p.m.
Footnote is the tale of a great rivalry between a father and son, two eccentric professors, who have dedicated their lives to work in Talmudic Studies. The father, Eliezer, is a stubborn purist who distrusts the establishment and has never been recognized for his work. His son, Uriel, is an up-and-coming star in the field, who appears to seek accolades and recognition. Then one day, the tables turn. When Eliezer learns that he is to be awarded the Israel Prize, the most valuable honor for scholarship in the country, his vanity and desperate need for validation are exposed. His son, Uriel, is thrilled to see his father’s achievements finally recognized but, in a darkly funny twist, is forced to choose between the advancement of his own career and his father’s.
Center for Biblical and Theological Studies 104 [Tour]
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