Friday, 16 May 2008


One of the first films from this year's Cannes to cause a stir is Ari Folman's animated feature Waltz with Bashir.

The synopsis from the official site:
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 …

Waltz with Bashir
Animation tipped for Cannes glory (BBC)
Waltz with Bashir (GreenCine Daily)
Folman's confession thrills Cannes (Guardian)
Ari Folman (IMDB)

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