A Delirious and Suggestive Musical Journy Through Lost Memories Of War.

Waltz With Bashir. 2008.

One of the most commonly asked questions by various producers, lectors and friends of Israeli director Ari Folman before he received funding for the production of his documentary film Waltz With Bashir, was “Why make it animated? As far as Folman was concerned, there was no other option; no other way to express the full force of his memories from the 1982 Lebanon War between Israeli and Lebanese forces.

In the director’s commentary channel of the film, Folman relates to the one illustration by David Polonsky that set the…

Abstract meaning for lost viewers in “Embrace of the Serpent”

Nilbio Torres in “Embrace of the serpent”. 2015.

“Embrace of the Serpent” is a Colombian-Venezuelan-Argentine co-production that was released in Colombia in 2015 directed by Colombian director Ciro Guerra. It is Guerras third feature film and was nominated for best foreign language film at the 88th academy awards. The film draws inspiration from the diaries of two scientists, Theodor Koch-Grunberg (Jan Bijvoet) from Germany, and Richard Evans Schultes (Brionne Davis) from the US. They both respectively operated in the Amazon about 40 years apart, from the end of the 19th century through the end of World War II…

Uri Schachter

I create, teach, think and write about film. Moslty I keep learning.

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