Animated documentary wins top honors at Haifa Film Festival, as Israeli Film Critics’ Association, Tel Aviv Journalists’ Association name it best Israeli film for 2008. ‘There Will Be Blood’ hailed as best foreign film.
Actress Ronit Elkabetz was awarded the Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor award, for her lead in The Band’s Visit. The Band’s leading man, actor Sasson Gabai, was named outstanding actor.
Waltz With Bashir is Israel’s entry for Best Foreign Language Film after falling victim of a category eligibility shell-game that eliminated it from contention as Best Documentary.¬† Still qualifys for Best Animated Feature and Best Screenplay, as Sasha said a few weeks ago. The Apple Quicktime trailer is available now too.