Foxtrot – PJFF Sneak Preview


Exclusive Sneak Preview/Philadelphia Premiere
Date: Thursday, February 15, 2018
Time: 7:30 PM
Location: Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts 

Director: Samuel Maoz
Genre: Narrative Feature
Country: Israel/Switzerland/Germany/France
Year: 2017
Running Time: 1 hr 48 min
Language: In Hebrew with English subtitles 

Rated R for some sexual content including graphic images, and brief drug use

General Admission: $19.99

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Samuel Maoz’s critically acclaimed, award-winning drama follows the lives of a grieving Tel Aviv couple after they are told that their son was killed in the line of duty. Starring Lior Ashkenazi (Norman, Footnote) and Sarah Adler (The Cakemaker, Aya), Foxtrot is a powerful rumination of the lunacy of war. With devastatingly beautiful performances and stunning cinematography, Foxtrot took home the Grand Jury Prize at the Venice Film Festival, reaped eight Ophir Awards at Israel’s 2017 Academy Awards, and was shortlisted for the Best Foreign Language Film nomination for the 2018 Oscars.

Special Guests:

  • Amir Bogen, Film Journalist for Tablet Magazine and Editor, Writer, and Film Critic for Ynetnews
  • Howard Joffe, Executive Communications Adviser
  • Eran Polishuk, Director of Film and Media at Israel’s Office for Cultural Affairs at the Consulate General of Israel, New York
  • Bat El Trabelsi, Schlicha of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia


For Fans of:

  • Art cinema
  • Family dramas
  • Foreign cinema
  • Israeli cinema
  • Lior Ashkenazi
  • Sarah Adler
  • War films

Official Selection:

  • AFI Fest
  • Haifa International Film Festival
  • London Film Festival
  • Palm Springs International Film Festival
  • Sundance Film Festival
  • Telluride Film Festival
  • Toronto International Film Festival
  • Venice Film Festival
  • Warsaw Jewish Film Festival


  • Israel’s 2017 Oscar submission for Best Foreign Language Film
  • Best Foreign Language Film | National Board of Review
  • Best Film | Israel’s 2017 Academy Awards
  • Best Director | Israel’s 2017 Academy Awards
  • Best Actor | Israel’s 2017 Academy Awards
  • Best Cinematography | Israel’s 2017 Academy Awards
  • Best Editing | Israel’s 2017 Academy Awards
  • Best Art Direction | Israel’s 2017 Academy Awards
  • Best Music | Israel’s 2017 Academy Awards
  • Best Sound | Israel’s 2017 Academy Awards
  • Arca CinemaGiovani Award – Best Film, SIGNIS Award – Honorable Mention | Venice Film Festival
  • Silver Lion – Grand Jury Prize | Venice Film Festival

Top 10 Lists of 2017:

  • Entertainment Weekly
  • The Film Stage
  • IndieWire
  • Los Angeles Times
  • San Francisco Examiner
  • Screen Daily


“[A] profoundly humane Israeli import [that] upends your expectations at every turn.” (Chris Nashawaty, Entertainment Weekly)

“No matter what you’re expecting, “Foxtrot” is not the film you expect it to be. It’s better.” (Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times)

“Urgent and witty. A compelling family tragedy arranged with visionary boldness.” (Xan Brooks, The Guardian)

“Bold modernist cinema at its most harrowing.” (Deborah Young, The Hollywood Reporter)

“Fascinating. Funny and beautiful, truly profound.” (Jordan Hoffman, Variety)