From Israeli movie columnist Yair Raveh: “If you’re collecting Cannes hints, here’s another one: Shlomo Bar-Aba, the lead in Joseph Cedar‘s Footnote.

“Bar-Aba is one of Israel’s better known stage and TV comedians — a truly wacky performer in the Robin Williams sort-of-way. (I had the privilege of writing some of his material in the past.) He rarely does movies and here he is at his most quiet, subdued and disciplined role. But just like when Peter Sellers or Jerry Lewis did a straight role you can feel the chaotic energy bustling underneath. And because he’s a virtual unknown outside of Israel (here he’s a huge, huge star) I believe he’ll be one of the big finds in the festival in terms of acting. So check him out and the movie as well.”