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Thursday, June 4, 2009

Waltz with Bashir - an animated documentary

found this amazing trailer on youtube today!

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, 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 a thing anymore 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 and deeper into the mystery, his memory begins to creep up in surreal images … - from the official site

Heres an interview where Ari Folman talks about why they chose the animated medium for this subject

and heres some stunning stills from the film

am now looking for a copy of the film..will watch it this weekend :)

for more on the film check out the official site

i watched it, found it a bit one sided most of the time ..
which i feel is understandable, I say this, not because i have any bias against Israelis,
Its a biographical documentary.. and those tend to be onesided by nature..
but pretty neat anyway. The last bit was very disturbing.

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