Waltz with Bashir

    Genre
    Animation, Biography, Drama, War, Documentary, History, Mystery
  • Runtime
    90 mins
  • Release Date
    2008
  • Countries
    France, Israel
  • Languages
    Arabic, Hebrew

ANGELIKA’S NOTE

An Israeli film director interviews fellow veterans of the 1982 invasion of Lebanon to reconstruct his own memories of his term of service in that conflict. Filmmaker Ari Folman crafts a mesmerizing animated history lesson that won the hearts of critics and received an Academy Award nomination - and the Golden Globe win - for Best Foreign Language Film. Now rated an impeccable 96% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes, this Cannes, Telluride and Toronto Film Festival Official Selection brings a vital, innovative depiction of war in the Middle East to the screen. New York Times raves, "The animated documentary WALTZ WITH BASHIR is a memoir, a history lesson, a combat picture, a piece of investigative journalism and an altogether amazing film."
DIRECTED BY:
Ari Folman
WRITTEN BY:
Ari Folman
CAST INCLUDES:
Ari Folman, Ori Sivan, Ronny Dayag, Shmuel Frenkel, Zahava Solomon, Ron Ben-Yishai

SYNOPSIS

As a 19-year-old infantry soldier in the 1982 war with Lebanon, Folman witnessed the Sabra and Shatila massacre, but realizes that he has no memory of the event. In 2006, he seeks out others who were in Beirut at the time to discuss their memories, including a psychologist specializing in post-traumatic stress disorders and the first journalist to cover the massacre.

Waltz with Bashir

    Genre
    Animation, Biography, Drama, War, Documentary, History, Mystery
  • Runtime
    90 mins
  • Release Date
    2008
  • Countries
    France, Israel
  • Languages
    Arabic, Hebrew
DIRECTED BY
Ari Folman
WRITTEN BY
Ari Folman
CAST INCLUDES
Ari Folman, Ori Sivan, Ronny Dayag, Shmuel Frenkel, Zahava Solomon, Ron Ben-Yishai
An Israeli film director interviews fellow veterans of the 1982 invasion of Lebanon to reconstruct his own memories of his term of service in that conflict. Filmmaker Ari Folman crafts a mesmerizing animated history lesson that won the hearts of critics and received an Academy Award nomination - and the Golden Globe win - for Best Foreign Language Film. Now rated an impeccable 96% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes, this Cannes, Telluride and Toronto Film Festival Official Selection brings a vital, innovative depiction of war in the Middle East to the screen. New York Times raves, "The animated documentary WALTZ WITH BASHIR is a memoir, a history lesson, a combat picture, a piece of investigative journalism and an altogether amazing film."

As a 19-year-old infantry soldier in the 1982 war with Lebanon, Folman witnessed the Sabra and Shatila massacre, but realizes that he has no memory of the event. In 2006, he seeks out others who were in Beirut at the time to discuss their memories, including a psychologist specializing in post-traumatic stress disorders and the first journalist to cover the massacre.