Sunday, 1 March 2015

Adaptation Film Programme: Waltz With Bashir (2008)

Figure 1: Movie Poster  [Still Image]
Waltz with Bashir (2008) is an animated feature-length film produced in Israel after four decades by 
Ari Folman. This film was a success as it clinched several prestigious awards which includes Best Foreign Language Film at the Golden Globe Awards and Best Foreign Film at the César Awards. This film has also been officially banned in Lebanon.

Waltz with Bashir (2008) is a documentary animation narrated and directed by Israeli war veteran, Ari Folman. It is a piece of work where Folman tries to have a recollection of what happened in the invasion of Lebanon in 1982 that he was involved in. In order to do that, he carried out an interview with fellow veterans.

It was an interesting documentary as it gives a great depth to the different perspective of what happened during that time by different people. In terms of the art the direction, graphic novels has a huge influence with it. The strategic use of limited colours to convey the animation and its animation was also a contributing factor to the success of this film. Additionally, live footage that has been incorporated at the end of the animation puts everything into perspective and made it clear the true destruction that the war had caused to Lebanon. Overall, it was an animation that was both visually and emotionally captivating and it gives you a little bit of insight of the true event. An animation that's worth a watch.

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Figure 1 Waltz with Bashir (2008) [Poster] at (Accessed on 1 March 2015)

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