Film Revues

Waltz with Bashir (2008) - dir. Ari Folman

If you come across this film: watch it. I guarantee you’ve never seen anything quite like it. It’s hysterical. It’s confusing. It’s an acid trip. It’s a tearjerker. It’s shocking. It’s just… remarkable. The rotoscoping can be a bit much, but the unnatural world serves as an excellent veil for the truth Folman discovers about himself, and human nature, in this documentary.

The first time I saw this I was living in an apartment with one roommate. My roommate is the kind of kid that loves to watch things, but walks around, does the dishes, never sits for more than twenty minutes at a time. We lived together for a year and this is the only film that he sat down and watched from beginning to end - by the end of it, we were both literally on the edge of our seats. It takes a while to get going, and the narrative is a bit confusing, but there’s so much about this film that is brilliant.