Year of Release: 2008
Director(s): Ari Folman
Approx. Running Time: 90 minutes
My Rating: 4 stars (Out of 5)
From Back Cover:
"IT'S UNLIKE ANY FILM YOU'VE SEEN, PERIOD.
A SEEMLESS MIXING OF THE REAL AND THE SURREAL, THE PERSONAL AND THE POLITICAL, ANIMATION AND LIVE ACTION."
-KENNETH TURAN, LOS ANGELES TIMES
-DAVID ANSEN, NEWSWEEK
Inspired by actual events, Waltz With Bashir chronicles one man's descent into his own half-forgotten past. Filmmaker Ari Folman, an Israeli veteran of the First Lebanon War, encounters an old friend suffering from nightmares from the conflict. Ari begins to wonder why his own memories are full of gaps. In an effort to uncover the truth, he reconnects with old friends and dares to confront the horrors of war. Hailed as innovative and devastating, Waltz With Bashir fuses animation and documentary to create an experience unlike anything you've ever witnessed.
"AN ABSOLUTE STUNNER!"
-JOE MORGENSTERN, THE WALL STREET JOURNAL
THIS FILM IS NOT FOR CHILDREN.
This movie is unlike anything I have ever seen. It's a combination of animation and documentary and surrealism and horror. It takes a very real look at the trauma that war causes to the men who fight it and the horrible things it makes men do.
This is not a cute cartoon. It is not for the whole family. It's stark and heart-wrenching. It's unforgettable.
Rated R (MPAA)
2008 (Year Of Release)