Monday, December 5, 2011

Waltz with Bashir

Does anyone remember this movie? It came out in 2008 and won a bunch of awards in 2009. It started out at Cannes Film Festival, and then went on to get nominated for an Academy Award, and also got the Golden Globe for Best foreign language film. I thought this movie was really cool because it fell under the very uncommon category of animated documentary. It tells the story of writer/director Ari Folman searching his lost memories of the 1982 Lebanon War. Waltz with Bashir is one of the only two animated Israeli films to be relased in theaters since the 60s.

Fun Fact: Despite the huge success of the film, it is officially banned in Lebanon. According to the director it was created with a combination of Flash animation, Classic animation, and 3D animation.

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