Worth Watching - Sept 22: Ari Folman's Waltz with Bashir Trailer
Sony Pictures Classics has premiered the trailer for the Israeli animated film Waltz with Bashir. This film has been playing at tons of film festivals over the last few months and gaining tremendous buzz. Waltz with Bashir follows Ari as he interviews old friends and comrades in order to remember what it was like fighting in an Israeli Army mission during the first Lebanon War in the early 1980's. I unfortunately missed seeing it at two separate festivals but didn't hear enough positive feedback from trusted friends initially, and now I regret missing it. This trailer looks fantastic and should be an amazing introduction for those entirely unfamiliar with this film. Anyone else interesting in this based on the trailer?
Watch the trailer for Waltz with Bashir:
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Waltz with Bashir is both written and directed by Ari Folman, who was also the inspiration for the true story within the film. The film first premiered at Cannes Film Festival earlier this year and has since gone on to play at numerous film festivals. Sony Pictures Classics has picked up the rights and will be premiering Waltz with Bashir in limited theaters starting on December 26th later this year.
Reader Feedback - 9 Comments
Wow, that looks pretty intense. I like the animation style too. Looks like a very original take on a war that I'm sure most people, myself included, know next to nothing about.
Matt on Sep 22, 2008
Looks a bit jumpy but the style is great, will definitely watch this.
Crapola on Sep 22, 2008
I'm fascinated by the Arab-Israeli conflicts, especially this one. It would be nice to see more films that cover the military aspect.
MCab on Sep 22, 2008
This looks awesome. Brings about all the intensities of war, yet seems to have a well laid out design aesthetics that I think will be critical to the story. If this was done with real actors/etc, I think viewers would have the real world element to break down - so I think having this strictly in animation will make the impact/message that much more bottled up. I'm excited.
Nick Sears on Sep 22, 2008
OMG!!! My speakers are broken atm, so i didn't hear any of the dialogue.. But that was aesthetically STUNNING! Looks absolutely beautiful.. I am deff seeing it!
Blake B on Sep 22, 2008
The movie looks good, sounds like the point of view people should have about the Israel-Arab conflict, and as somone who live in israel i'm pretty exited about this movie, and I need to mention that i never was exited about any movie made in israel. I don't think i can watch it on a theater anymore, so I'll wait for the DVD or something.
Liran R on Sep 23, 2008
This looks phenomenal!
Collin on Sep 23, 2008
man this looks pretty good i will see it i wanna see how the war parts hold up couse i like war movies but they look good from the trailer
raider98 on Sep 28, 2008
The film is absolutely beautiful, powerful, emotionally gripping, and so much more. I had the privilege of talking to Ari Folman about the film and I would encourage everyone to head over to Zoom In Online to listen to it. http://www.zoom-in.com/podcasts/on_the_circuit_waltz_with_bashir
Jim Rohner on Oct 15, 2008
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