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Samuel Maoz

Back in 2009, one of the most notable names to appear on the world film scene was Samuel Maoz. The then-47-year-old filmmaker, a former documentarian, made his feature debut with “Lebanon,” a gripping war drama set entirely within a tank during the 198…

We haven’t yet reviewed “Foxtrot,” but by all accounts, it was one of the highlights of a Venice Film Festival that was full of highlights. The second film – and the first in eight years –  from Israeli director Samuel Maoz (who helmed the gripping set-entirely-within-a-tank-drama “Lebanon”), won rave reviews from the Lido, and again at Telluride, and again at TIFF. And it topped off a successful festival run by winning the Silver Lion Grand Jury Prize (essentially second place) from Annette Bening’s Venice jury. Continue reading Israeli Culture Minister Attacks Israeli Venice Prize Winner ‘Foxtrot,’ Watch The First Clips at The Playlist.