About The Film
Israel’s bold, controversial submission for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar, FOXTROT confronts the absurdity of war through the ordeal of a young Israeli soldier and his grief-stricken parents. Structured in reality-shifting, tonally distinctive chapters, this nightmarish triptych of loss, futility and trauma opens as a well-to-do couple (Sarah Adler and Lior Ashkenazi) learns their son was killed in the line of duty, news that proves to be not what it seems. The action jumps to a remote checkpoint, where Jonathan Feldman and his comrades fight boredom in a surreal landscape. In the final act, in the Feldman home, a devastating truth is unraveled. Nominated for 13 Israeli Academy Awards, with wins for Best Film and Best Director, this audacious, brilliantly crafted critique of Israel’s military is also the National Board of Review Best Foreign Language Film winner.