Movie: “Waltz With Bashir”
When: Opening Friday at local theaters
Cast: Voices of Ari Folman, Ori Sivan, Roni Dayag, Ron Ben-Yisahi
Director: Ari Folman
The story: Unable to recall his military service during Israel’s controversial 1982 invasion of Lebanon, filmmaker Ari Folman tracks down friends and fellow veterans to discuss what happened there — including the massacre of Palestinian refugees by Christian militia.
The buzz: This hauntingly surreal animated Israeli documentary may have lost its bid to win a best foreign-language Academy Award, but it has been collecting awards around the globe all the same, from a Golden Globe to a Writers Guild Award to six Israeli Academy Awards, including best film.