Magazine article Screen International

SPC Picks Up Israeli Ophir Winner, Oscar Submission 'Foxtrot'

Magazine article Screen International

SPC Picks Up Israeli Ophir Winner, Oscar Submission 'Foxtrot'

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Sony Pictures Classics (SPC) has acquired all rights in North America, Latin America and Scandinavia to Samuel Maoz’s Israeli Oscar submission Foxtrot.

Sony Pictures Classics (SPC) has acquired all rights in North America, Latin America and Scandinavia to Samuel Maoz’s Israeli Oscar submission Foxtrot.

Earlier this week the drama won eight Israeli Ophir Awards including best film, best director and best actor for Lior Ashkenazi following an acclaimed run in Venice - where it earned the grand jury prize - Telluride and Toronto.

Foxtrot centres on an Israeli couple who learn their soldier son has been killed while stationed at an isolated checkpoint. The film has sparked controversy after Israel’s minister of culture Miri Regev publicly criticised the film’s depiction of mistreatment of Palestinians at the hands of Israeli troops. Regev was not invited to the Ophirs.

SPC worked with Maoz on Lebanon and international sales agent The Match Factory on Toni Erdmann, The Lunchbox, and Waltz With Bashir. …

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