Monday, July 16, 2018
The film's Jewish lead got his big break at a bat mitzvah attended by Steven Spielberg.
Netta Barzilai's victory in Lisbon is the fourth time that the Jewish state won the competition.
Ending decades of relative obscurity, a drama on the daring escape from the Sobibor camp in Poland 75 years ago utilizes nuance and horror to treat a complex reality.
This is the fourth year in a row that Israel has qualified for the finals.
The film will be based on the biography “Leonard Bernstein” by Humphrey Murton and be split into five movements, like a symphony.
A revival of Tony Kushner's "Angels in America" also garnered 11 nominations.
“You’re like a glass of milk that went on Birthright/You prove you could be both too Jewish and too white," Rogen rapped at his fellow Jewish actor and friend.
The Chilean Oscar-winning director Sebastian Lelio knew almost nothing about observant Jews before putting in the research for his latest film.
The show, created by Jewish comics Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer, will end next year.

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