Animation functions on the border between reality and the subconscious.
Director Ari Folman, cited in Rolling Stone, on why he animated his documentary Waltz with Bashir.
Peter Travers' synopsis of the movie:
Folman, a former Israeli soldier who served during the 1982 Israeli-Lebanese war, has repressed his memories of the invasion of Beirut — more specifically, the massacre of Palestinian civilians at the Sabra and Shatila refugee camps. Though the killings were committed by the Christian Phalangist militia as payback for the murder of their leader, Bashir, the Israeli army stood by and reportedly sent up flares to aid the slaughter of men, women and children. In the years since, Folman cut off ties to the men he served with. The movie is his attempt to make some kind of sense of what happened by interviewing those involved.
Here's A.O. Scott's review in the New York Times »
Waltz with Bashir is in theaters now. Catch it post-protest.