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WALTZ WITH BASHIR R21
Advisory: War violence and nudityDirector: Ari FolmanDuration: 90Language: Hebrew, Arabic, German with English subtitles

Commemorating 10 years of WALTZ WITH BASHIR, an award winning, animated documentary based on the memoirs of Israeli director, Ari Folman.

The film begins with Ari’s friend telling him 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 about that period of his life. To solve this mystery, 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, his memory begins to creep up in even more enigmatic images.

Accolades:
2009 Golden Globe Award - Best Foreign Language Film
2009 Oscar nominee - Best Foreign Language Film
45 wins & 59 nominations