'Foxtrot' should dance its way to an Ophir win
In 2000, the first year I attended the Ophir Awards, the biggest thrill was when Aki Avni (who won Best Actor for his role in Time of Favor, the first film by a young director named Joseph Cedar) walked in hand in hand with his beautiful fiancée, Sendi
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Saints, Clergy and Other Religious Figures on Film and Television, 1895-2003
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 68. Chapters: Egyptian actor stubs, Iranian actor stubs, Anat Elimelech, Hala Sedki, Baran Kosari, Amina Rizk, Laila Elwi, Iddo Goldberg, Mariam Fakhr Eddine, Mounir Mourad, Youssef Wahbi, Elias Moadab, Nermin Al-Fiqy, Nour El-Sherif, Shiva Boloorian, Bahram Radan, Ilham Chahine, Dalia El Behery, Mohammad Reza Golzar, Keren Mor, Reham Abdel Ghafour, Parviz Sayyad, Taraneh Alidoosti, Naguib el-Rihani, Naima Akef, Hind Rostom, Gali Atari, Ahmad Saatchian, Zahra Amir Ebrahimi, Assia Dagher, Amin Nazemzadeh, Ahmed Meky, Maryam Palizban, Ghassan Massoud, Aki Avni, Yael Abecassis, Sanaa Gamil, Dina Talaat, Ahmed Mazhar, Hamid Tamjidi, Mohamed Henedi, Merila...
The portrayal of clergy, saints, missionaries, monks, and other spiritual leaders dates back to the very beginnings of motion pictures and television. Over the years, filmmakers have portrayed religious figures as heroes and villains, sinners and saints, and nearly everything in between. Through their works, filmmakers have influenced how society viewed these religious figures and, by extension, religion itself. This work details over 900 films and television series made from the 1890s through 2003 in which a religious figure plays a prominent or recurring role, or in which a character poses as a religious figure. For each motion picture, full filmographic data are provided--including title, studio, running time, year of release, director, producer, writer, and cast--along with a...
In 2000, the first year I attended the Ophir Awards, the biggest thrill was when Aki Avni (who won Best Actor for his role in Time of Favor, the first film by a young director named Joseph Cedar) walked in hand in hand with his beautiful fiancée,... Except for a few teenage fans who waited around to get Avni’s autograph, few outside the film industry had any interest in the awards. Now Aki and Sendi are divorced, but that isn’t the only thing that will be different tonight when the ceremony takes place and is broadcast on Channel 10 at 9 p. m. A great deal of the interest in the Ophir Awards is because the film that wins the... But this year, even before the winners are announced, Culture and Sports Minister Miri Regev has made the Ophirs into a political issue with a campaign against one of the frontrunners, Samuel Maoz’s brilliant Foxtrot, which recently won the Silver... Regev used last year’s Ophir Awards ceremony to let loose a tirade against the Israeli film industry, which she claimed – in a year with the most ethnically and religiously diverse slate of winners ever – lacked diversity. This year she has called Foxtrot a “disgrace” that “shamed the reputation of the IDF” and “showed contempt for the state and its symbols. Call me old fashioned, but I believe you shouldn’t weigh in on a movie without seeing it. That said, there is no chance that she would appreciate or enjoy Foxtrot, a complex story about the death of a young soldier and his family’s grief that is... But the fact that she did not bother to see it makes it clear that she has no interest in this movie, or in movies, or culture at all. Given her tirade last year, the Academy chairman Mosh Danon chose not to invite her – or any politician – to the ceremony. This won’t silence her – she recently made a statement criticizing the lack of Arab, settler and ultra-Orthodox voices in the film world. Once again, this is a bizarre criticism in a year when one of the frontrunners is Israeli Arab Maysaloun Hamoud’s In Between, and when ultra-Orthodox director Rama Burshtein’s The Wedding Plan (formerly called Through the Wall in English) about a... If anything, her condemnation of Foxtrot may have increased its support in the Israel Academy. Two other very good films nominated for Best Picture suffer from having similar subject matter: Matan Yair’s Scaffolding and Eliran Elya’s Doubtful are both about teachers and students in working-class high schools. Foxtrot’s real competition is Hamoud’s In Between, an original and moving look at three young Arab women living in Tel Aviv. It should be clear from Israel’s record of Oscar nods in the Best Foreign Film category over the past 10 years – four, for Joseph Cedar’s Beaufort and Footnote, Ari Folman’s Waltz with Bashir and Scandar Copti and Yaron Shani’s Ajami – that the... This year’s race carries echoes of the Ophir competition eight years ago. In 2009, just after Maoz’s first film, Lebanon, won the Golden Lion, the top prize at the Venice Film Festival, it lost the Ophir to Ajami, which was co-directed by an Israeli Arab and an Israeli Jew. I think the Israel Academy liked the idea of sending an Jew and an Arab to the Oscars to represent Israel. Like Ajami, In Between is the result of a collaboration between Hamoud, a Muslim, and producer Shlomi Elkabetz, the brother and directing partner of the late Ronit Elkabetz, who is Jewish. Any other year, I would have said that In Between would have a lock on Best Picture. Hamoud and Elkabetz are both extremely charming and outgoing and would do a great job promoting In Between to Oscar voters. He’s done this poll for 13 years and has only missed once, and his conclusion is that Foxtrot will win and.
Aki Avni - IMDb
Aki Avni, Actor: Tironoot. Aki Avni was born on April 27, 1967 in Israel. He is an actor and producer, known for Tironoot (1998). He was previously married to Sendi Bar.
Aki Avni - Wikipedia
Yitzhak Avni (Hebrew: יצחק "אקי" אבני ; born 27 April 1967), best known as Aki Avni, is an Israeli actor, entertainer and television host.
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