Director Ari Folman
Photo: AFP

'Waltz with Bashir' wins LA Critics award

Israeli animated war movie wins three awards in one week – prestigious LA Critics Association's best animated film, European Film Awards' best soundtrack, International Documentary Association's best documentary

The Israeli war documentary "Waltz with Bashir" was voted best animated film by the Los Angeles Film Critics Association on Tuesday.


The LA Critics awards are the first stop in the race towards the Oscars, and on Thursday the nominations for the foreign films section of the Golden Globe awards, the second biggest ceremony in the American film industry after the Oscars, will be announced.


Unfortunately, the film did not do as well in Europe, and out of four nominations only came home with the best soundtrack award that was granted to German-born composer Max Richter at the 21st annual European Film Awards on Saturday.

Scene from Waltz with Bashir


In the ceremony, which was held in Copenhagen, Denmark, director Ari Folman's "Waltz with Bashir" was also nominated for best film, best director and best screenplay.


Before the results of the European Film Awards were announced, the film won another award - the International Documentary Association's best documentary award.


"Waltz with Bashir" shared the IDA award with James Marsh's "Man on Wire", that received an identical number of votes. The ceremony was held in Los Angeles on Friday.


Folman's animated film deals with the director's memories of his time in the Israel Defense Force during the 1982 Lebanon War and once again pushes the limits of the documentary film genre.


פרסום ראשון: 12.10.08, 12:53
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