It’s not often that I rave about an Israeli movie, but Waltz with Bashir is a classic “animated documentary”, a movie that sets it apart from other recent Israeli movies. It has now been nominated for an Oscar, which it may just win. It has already scooped the Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film.
Waltz with Bashir describes director Ari Folman’s service in Lebanon as a 19 year old soldier at the same time as the Sabra and Shatila massacres.
Surreal war scenes aplenty, accompanied by a haunting soundtrack and some great 80’s pop tunes turn Waltz with Bashir into an animation movie unlike any animation movie you’ve ever seen. I won’t tell you anymore so as not to spoil it for you.
Clip below. Go see!