I watched this rather haunting movie today, called Waltz with Bashir. It was written and directed by Ari Folman about his own experiences as an Israeli soldier in the 1982 war with Lebanon.
The basic premise is that Folman has no memory of the events surrounding the massacre of Palestinians at the hands of the Christian Phalange in the Sabra and Shatila refugee camps.
Years later, Folman is plagued by hallucinations and nightmares, but can’t decipher what these might mean. So he embarks on a journey of self-discovery by contacting members of his old army unit to try and piece back his memory of the horrific event, and the role he, and his unit, played in it.
It’s spine tingling stuff. Exquisite animation makes it all the more surreal and poignant.
And while we’re on the subject, head over to Amazon and buy my book please. It’s called Love is Blood. Thank you.