Waltz With Bashir
Premiere at TIFF and Canadian Theatrical Release
Director: Ari Folman
Starring: Ari Folman (voice), Ronny Dayag (voice), Ron Ben-Yishai (voice)
Distributor: E1 Entertainment Canada
Nominated for an Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film, and winner of a Golden Globe and numerous other awards, this innovative animated documentary is a powerful, harrowing and deeply compelling film about the futility of war.
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 recall anything about that period of his life, and sets out to interview old friends, psychotherapists and other veterans to help him remember.