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Eliezer and Uriel Shkolnik are father and son as well as rival professors in Talmudic Studies. When both men learn that Eliezer will be lauded for his work, their complicated relationship reaches a new peak.

Winner of the Best Screenplay Award at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival, Footnote, written and directed by Joseph Cedar, is an Israeli drama that follows the story of two scholars of the Jewish Talmud, a father and son, who develop an animosity towards each other surrounding the outcome of an award for their studies, the Israeli prize. The film shows the dynamic, human side of the putatively quiet, rational world or academia, and the price scholars can pay in their personal lives for obsessive quests for knowledge.