Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Chris' Film Club: Waltz with Bashir

So far this week we've had two films that are certainly aimed at younger viewers (although older ones can certainly enjoy them as well) but today we have a very adult animation. Waltz with Bashir is an animated documentary that charts Israeli director Ari Folman's attempts to remember what he was doing during the 1982 Lebanon War. The film shows conversations with fellow soldiers, journalists and psychologists, as Folman pieces together his whereabouts during the event, memories that have become lost to him over time.

Harrowing and beautiful in equal measure, it is a daring and imaginative film that shows that animation is certainly not a medium that only children can enjoy.

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