Waltz with Bashir Trailer

One night at a bar, an old friend tells director Ari Folman (who also narrates) 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

A lot of people I know make the common misconception about animation being ‘just for kids’ . As a fan of the medium I try  to convince people, set in their ways, that things are never what they seem. If more people  changed their perceptions of animation (and for that matter comics) I think they would take their first steps into a much larger world ( I know that last line was nicked from Star Wars but hey it works.)

I think Waltz with Bashir looks to be another one of those animated movies which shows people just how adult animation can be. It also picked up the prize for Best Foreign Film at the 11th British Independent Film Awards and  four nominations at the International Animated Film Society Annie awards, including one for best animated feature. In short it’s doing something right.

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GS Reporter: Nuge

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One comment

  1. That looks fantastic.

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