American film aficionados (and Academy members) seem predisposed to view Israeli film in a specific light -- that of the conflict. That makes sense. It's sensational, tragic and ongoing. But this leaves American audiences with a skewed view.
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I feel like a bit of a slacker, having only seen four films Monday at the Karlovy Vary Film Festival. But summer -- kept at bay since Friday by cool...
"The Congress," a partially animated and partially live-action film debuting at Cannes Film Festival this week, has unveiled its trailer.
Part two of this exclusive excerpt from Waltz with Bashir takes up after Folman has managed to reconstruct his first days of the war in Lebanon.
Given the power and timeliness of this thoughtful, dreamlike memoir from a living hell, it's a particular honor to be releasing two long excerpts from the graphic novel version of Waltz with Bashir
Waltz with Bashir, an autobiographical "animated documentary" from Israeli filmmaker Ari Folman, offers a sobering reminder of Israel's current, brutal military offensive in Gaza.
Folman: This was always meant to be animated film -- in my imagination the characters were drawn -- there was no other way to do it.
Ari Folman, looking both exhausted and still a little amazed, sits back in a hotel room chair and spreads his arms in a shrug.
"I think I would not b...
Documentary Waltz With Bashir owes much of its visual impact to the director Ari Folman's animation team, but its dramatic tension derives from Folman's own search for his missing memories.
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