Waltz with Bashir

Ari Folman’s struggle to come to terms with his role in the 1982 Lebanon War.

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Premiere Date
June 29, 2011
Length
90 minutes
Funding Initiative
International
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    2009 Academy Awards-Best Foreign Language Film
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    2008 Israeli Academy Awards-Best Feature Film
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    2008 Cannes International Film Festival -Official Selection - In Competition
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    2008 BFCA Critics Choice Award-Best Foreign Language Film
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    2008 Golden Globe Awards-Best Foreign Language Film
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    2008 International Documentary Association (IDA)-Feature Documentary Award
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    2008 Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards-Best Animation
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    2008 Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards-Best Documentary Runner Up
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    2008 Tokyo Filmex-Grand Prize
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    2008 British Independent Film Awards- Best Foreign Independent Film
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    2008 European Film Awards-Best Composer
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    2008 Critics Circle Award - London-Best Foreign Language Film
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    2008 National Society of Film Critics Awards-Best Picture
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    2008 Annie Awards-Best Directing
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    2008 Annie Awards-Best Music
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    2008 Annie Awards-Best Writing
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    2008 Annie Awards-Best Animated Feature
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    2008 Chicago Film Critics Association Awards-Best Animated Feature
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    2009 Directors Guild of America-Outstanding Directorial Achievement Award
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    2009 Cesar Awards - France-Best Foreign Film Award
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    2009 Cinema Eye Honors-Graphic Design and Animation Award
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    2009 Cinema Eye Honors-Music Composition Award
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    2009 Cinema Eye Honors-International Feature Award
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    2009 Cinema Eye Honors-Directing Award
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    2009 Sunday Times-Top 100 Best Movies of the Decade
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    2009 Writers Guild of America, West-Best Documentary Screenplay
  • Folman ari filmmaker bio
    Producer/Director

    Ari Folman

    Producer

    Serge Lalou

    Producer

    Yael Nahlieli

    Producer

    Gerhard Meixner

    Producer

    Roman Paul

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    The Film

    One night in September 1982, Christian militia members invaded refugee camps in the heart of Beirut and massacred more than 3,000 Palestinians while Israeli soldiers surrounded the area. Ari Folman was one of these soldiers. A fully animated documentary, Waltz with Bashir is Folman’s attempt to decipher the horror of that night.

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