Foxtrot is an amazing film written and directed by Samuel Moaz. This blog will be exceptionally short because to say much about the film would spoil the various and fantastic surprises that occur.
I can and will say a few things, of course.
First, you know the old real estate slogan: location, location, location. To call Moaz’s keen eye for camera angle artistic, is an understatement. From the downward angle at a mesmerizing tile floor, to the upward reflection off a stagnant water filled trench, to the soldiers’ tilted, sinking bunker, Moaz helps keep us visually stimulated and off center adding to the suspense.
Moaz is ten years older than Asghar Farhadi, yet his film has the delicious obscurity of A Separation and Farhadi’s other great films. This appears to be only Moaz’s third film, yet I know he’ll be a film force to be reckoned with and that Foxtrot is only the beginning.
Tremendous acting was done by: Lior Ashkenazi, Sarah Adler and Yonaton Shiray. Bravo to all, but especially the writer and director, remember his name folks, Samue Moaz!