Sunday, March 29, 2009

Waltz With Bashir (Vals Im Bashir)

unique take on a war docu-drama

waltz with bashir is an animated film about director ari folman's experience during the israeli invasion of lebanon in the mid 80's. he doesn't remember much about the events and subsequent massacre of innocent palistinians, so he embarks on a quest to find out information from his fellow soldiers from the time. he is still haunted by dreams and memories of the bloodshed, as well as his former comrades. the animation is similar to cel-shading or the techniques used for waking life. it can get kinda annoying after a while in my opinion. i understand why they used animation... it makes the reenactments more believable and the overall film work. the interviewees are real as far as i know, and the story is all true, which makes it important. i felt myself becoming somewhat annoyed and disinterested as the film went along.

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