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“I’m not disappointed, I’m happy,” says director Cedar’s mom in an Israel Radio interview seconds after the Oscar hopes are dashed. “Till the next film. It’s all fine.” The expectation, she adds, correctly, was that the Iranian movie would win. “The Iranian director is terrific,” she vouchsafes. “It’s a shame we can’t have normal relations with creative people.” The interviewer presses: Not disappointed, really? “We’re very proud.” ‘Footnote,’ she says, “is a great film… and it was a great achievement to be nominated.”

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