2015 Ophir nominations announced – snubs and all

The nominees for the Ophir Awards, the prizes of the Israel Academy for Film (aka the Israeli Oscars), were announced Tuesday in a ceremony in Jaffa.

In what most critics have agreed is an unusually uninspiring year for Israeli films, neither of the winners of the top prizes at the Jerusalem Film Festival, Avishai Sivan’s Tikkun, about an ultra-Orthodox man who becomes disillusioned after a near-death experience, which won the Best Feature Prize, or Doron and Yoav Paz’s Jeruzalem, a zombie movie set in the Holy City, which took the Audience Award, were nominated in any of the major categories.

Only one of the movies nominated for Best Picture has opened in theaters so far: Shemi Zarhin’s The Kind Words. The movie, a popular success in Israel, is about a young woman and her two brothers searching France for the biological father they have never met.

Source: http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Culture/2015-Ophir-nominations-announced-snubs-and-all-411819

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