U.S. Trailer for Israel’s Oscar Contender and Venice Winner ‘Foxtrot’

Written by on December 27, 2017 


Returning almost a decade after his Golden Lion-winning drama Lebanon, Samuel Maoz premiered Foxtrot on the fall film festival circuit to major acclaim. Israeli’s Oscar entry for Best Foreign Language Film and winner of the Silver Lion at Venice, it follows a couple coping with the death of their son, who was serving in the military. While it had a one-week qualifying run for Oscar contention, Sony Classics won’t officially release it until this March and now the first trailer has arrived.

Zhou-Ning Su said in our review, “If Maoz’s feature debut Lebanon (winner of the Golden Lion in 2009) offered up a relentlessly gritty if somewhat one-dimensional contemplation on war, with Foxtrot he further proved himself capable of adding musical flourish and poetry to the portrayal of a most profound sadness. The result is something thoughtful, melodic, and devastating.”

See the trailer and poster below.

Michael and Dafna experience gut-wrenching grief when army officials show up at their home to announce the death of their son Jonathan. Michael becomes increasingly frustrated by overzealous mourning relatives and well-meaning army bureaucrats. While his sedated wife rests, Michael spirals into a whirlwind of anger only to experience one of life’s unfathomable twists – a twist that can only be rivaled by the surreal military experiences of his son.


Foxtrot opens on March 2.

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