In Hebrew with Czech Subtitles
Eliezer and Uriel Shkolnik are eccentric professors who have dedicated their lives to the study of Talmud. Father Eliezer is a stubborn purist, afraid of the system. Nobody has ever praised him for his work. His son Uriel is a rising star in the field, desperately craving for awards and prizes, and always looking for attention. One day, the coin flips and everything changes. When Eliezer realizes that he is to become the recipient of the Israeli Prize, Israel’s most important award given for excellence in science, his vanity and hopeless desire for recognition start to show. His son is enthusiastic about his father finally being appreciated but he needs to choose between his career development and his father’s prize. Is he going to sabotage his father’s fame? Footnote is a successful movie made by Joseph Cedar.