Israeli director Joseph Cedar won the best screenplay award at the Cannes International Film Festival for his movie “Footnote.”
Cedar, whose film “Beaufort” was nominated for an Oscar in 2007, had left Cannes on Sunday and was called back to receive his prize. He did not return in time to personally accept the award.
“Footnote” centers on a father and son who are rival talmudic scholars, and opens June 2 throughout Israel. The film will be distributed in the United States by Sony.