WALTZ WITH BASHIR

Directed by : Ari Folman

The First animated documentary : a journey into the darkness of Western Beirut during the Sabra and Chatila Massacre (September 1982).

One night at a bar, an old friend tells director Ari 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 remember a thing anymore about that period of his life.
Intrigued by this riddle, he decides to meet and interview old friends and comrades around the world. He needs to discover the truth about that time and about himself.
As Ari delves deeper and deeper into the mystery, his memory begins to creep up in surreal images…

fiche technique

Author : Ari Folman

Photography : David Polonski & Assaf Hanuka - Yonni Goodman - David Polonski & Assaf Hanuka

Sound : Aviv Aldema

Editing : Nili Feller

Original soundtrack : Max Ritcher

Producer : Les Films d'Ici - Serge Lalou / Bridget Folman Film Gang - Yaël Nahlieli / Razor Films - Gerhard Meixner - Roman Paul / Arte France

Partners : New Israeli foundation

Available version : Hebrew, Français, Anglais

Broadcaster : Arte France, YLE, Channel 8, ITVS, RTBF, TSR, SBS

Length : 86'

Format : HDCAM - 35mm

ISAN : 00000001F90B00000000000003

distribution

International sales : Le Pacte

Video publisher : Editions Montparnasse

Non-commercial sales : The Match Factory

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