Award-winning film premiered

bashir_posterHARARE Multi-award winning and nominated Israeli flick, Waltz with Bashir officially opened the inaugural Zimbabwe Festival of African Inspired Animation (ZIMFAIA) on July 30, at the Alliance Francaise. (Pictured: Waltz with Bashir opened the ZIMFAIA this week)

Waltz with Bashir is a critically acclaimed animated documentary film that was released in 2008, written and directed by Ari Folman. The movie premiered at the 2008 edition of the largest film extravaganza in the world, the Cannes Film Festival where it was nominated for the coveted Palme d’Or.

Since its release, the celluloid masterpiece has gathered tonnes of awards namely, a Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Language Film, the National Society of Film Critics Awards (NSFCA) Award for Best Film, a Csar Award for Best Foreign Film and an International Documentary Association Awards (IDA) Award for Best Feature Documentary.

The 86 minute doccie has also been nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, a BAFTA Award for Best Film Not in the English Language category and an Annie Award for Best Animated Feature. In addition to the extensive list of accolades, Waltz with Bashir appeared on numerous top 10 lists for the best films of 2008.

Director Ari Folman, through the film documents the hard truths of his life as a 19-year-old infantry soldier in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) in 1982 during the war in Lebanon.

The ZIMFAIA team decided that the feature would be an engaging and fantastic presentation for the opening.

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