Israeli war movie wins European Film Award


JERUSALEM (JTA) — An Israeli war movie about the First Lebanon War won two awards at the European Film Awards.

"Lebanon," based on director Samuel Maoz’ memories as a tank gunner during the war, won the discovery award for the director and an award for cinematography at the awards ceremony in Tallinn, Estonia, on Saturday.

Polish director Roman Polanski took the best film prize at the awards for his movie "The Ghost Writer," the story of a journalist writing the memoirs of a British prime minister. His film won five other prizes, including best director, best actor for Ewan McGregor and best screenwriter.

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