A new category should be added to the list of successful israeli non high tech businesses abroad along with Music, Food, fashion and TV shows : movies
Until recently the only strong name in the international movie scene was the controversial Amos Gitai. But recently a few new names came up in particular Eytan Fox with the successful "Walk on the Water". It would be a mistake not to mention our most international israeli actress: Natalie Portman. Today as the movie Academy Award announced the nominees a new name came up: Joseph Cedar for Beaufort nominated in best foreign films. Here is the synopsis and trailer
In the days leading up to Israel's withdrawal from Lebanon in 2000, the soldiers stationed at the mountaintop outpost of Beaufort live under a barrage of constant attacks. Frustrated by the knowledge that they are risking--and often losing--their lives in defense of a fortress that will soon be abandoned, the men struggle to do their duty while grieving for their dead comrades and preparing for the evacuation.
On a side note i am disappointed that the Kite Runner is not included in that category (and did not win any golden globes) but it is running for best music.