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St. Louis Jewish Light

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St. Louis Jewish Light

The Artist staring Jean Dujardin, left, as George Valentin and
Bérénice Bejo as Pepper Miller.

“The Artist” salvages Jewish pride at Oscars

JTA February 27, 2012

LOS ANGELES – Jewish pride had a place at the Academy Awards with the triumph of “The Artist,” a black-and-white homage to Hollywood’s silent film era. The film won five Oscars for best picture, director, actor, costume design and original musical...

A scene from the Israeli film Footnote, which aims to take
home the countrys first Academy Award for best foreign-language
film when the Oscars are given out on Feb. 26.

‘Footnote’ falls, continuing Israel’s Oscar drought

JTA February 26, 2012

"Footnote” failed to win Israel’s first Academy Award, coming up short in the best foreign-language film category. The film, directed and written by Joseph Cedar, was beaten out by the Iranian entry, "A Separation" by Asghar Farhadi, at the annual...

A scene from the Israeli film Footnote, which aims to take
home the countrys first Academy Award for best foreign-language
film when the Oscars are given out on Feb. 26.

With another film in Oscar contention, Israeli cinema shows it can compete

By Tom Tugend, JTA February 21, 2012

LOS ANGELES -- For Israelis, winning the country’s first Oscar would be akin to scoring the first Olympic gold medal at the 2004 games in Athens.“If ‘Footnote’ gets the Academy Award for best foreign-language film, the reaction would be tremendous,”...

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