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Waltz With Bashir
« on: September 04, 2008, 08:57:52 PM »
Have attatched the blurb from the BIFF (Brisbane International Film Festival) - it seems like a really interesting film and the style of animation is definitely quite different to what you usually see on the big screen. Not sure whether it'll be showing in Sydney or anywhere else anytime soon, but I'm gonna make a point of trying to catch it if it does come out as a general release...

Nominated for the Cannes Palme d'Or, WALTZ WITH BASHIR is a harrowing and powerful animated documentary that has received worldwide critical acclaim. In this semi-autobiographical film, director Ari Folman (Saint Clara, BIFF 1996) loosely recounts his time fighting as an Israeli soldier in the 1982 war with Lebanon.

One night at a bar, an old friend tells director Ari Folman about a recurring nightmare in which he is chased by 26 vicious dogs. Every night it’s the same number of beasts. The two men conclude that there's a connection to their Israeli Army mission in the first Lebanon War of the early eighties. Ari is surprised that he can't remember anything about that period of his life. Intrigued by this riddle, he decides to meet and interview old friends and comrades around the world. He needs to discover the truth about that time and about himself. As Ari delves deeper into the mystery, his memory begins to return in surreal images.