The Dutch education ministry distanced itself from a textbook that contained statements deemed anti-Israeli.
Sony Pictures Classics (SPC) is one of the leading distributors of foreign and art-house films in America. This year they have three of the five films nominated at the Academy Awards in the Best Foreign Language film category and chances are SPC is representing the winner. Yet, the only film of the three SPC nominees to get a significant public run is “A Separation.”
After he reviewed Lawrence Baron’s “The Modern Jewish Experience in World Cinema,” we asked contemporary Jewish film scholar Nathan Abrams for his choice of the best recent Jewish films. Below are his choices (in no particular order) of films over the last few decades that have made a significant impact in challenging stereotypes worldwide.
Agnieszka Holland’s Oscar-nominated film depicts the true story of a Polish sewer worker who helps Jews escape the Holocaust. He does it for money, not honor.