Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Israeli Film, Waltz With Bashir

Israeli Film, Waltz With Bashir,
Just Nominated for An Oscar®
as Best Foreign Language Film!

Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival
Arranges Private Screening on February 3rd.

Just yesterday, Waltz With Bashir (http://waltzwithbashir.com/) was nominated as Best Foreign Language Film for this year's Oscars®. The Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival announces a special private screening of this award-winning film. Waltz with Bashir also won Best Foreign Film at the Golden Globes®, and won six Israeli Academy Awards®. Tickets will sell quickly.

Waltz With Bashir

Waltz with Bashir

Summary: One night at a bar, an old friend tells director Ari 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 is 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 anymore about that period of his life. Intrigued by this riddle, 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 and deeper into the mystery, his memory begins to creep up in surreal images.

Written, directed and produced by Ari Folman
Running Time: 87 minutes
Hebrew; With English subtitles.

Upcoming dates for your calendar:

Sunday, March 8

Special Israeli film in connection with Tel Aviv's 100th birthday.

Location and time:
7pm, Cubberley Theater, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto (map)

Sunday, March 22

Northern California Premiere of Against the Tide, directed by Rick Trank, award-winning director of I Have Never Forgotten You (shown at the 17th Annual SVJFF). This is a sneak preview, special for the SVJFF.