Latest Ari Folman Stories

2009-02-01 11:47:20

British director Danny Boyle was the best director of 2008 for his work on the critical smash Slumdog Millionaire, the Directors Guild of America says. The TV and film organization named Boyle, 52, the winner of the 2008 DGA best director award during its annual awards ceremony in Los Angeles Saturday, the Los Angeles Times said Sunday. While Boyle's directorial talents in regards to Slumdog had already been honored by the Golden Globes and British Independent Film Award, Saturday night's...

2009-01-04 12:11:42

U.S. movie critics say the animated documentary Waltz with Bashir was the best film of 2008, giving it a National Society of Film Critics award. The Los Angeles Times reported Sunday the movie from Ari Folman details the Israeli director's struggles with repressed memories that date back to his experience in the 1982 Lebanon War. Folman's documentary has already received kudos from both the Israeli Film Academy and the Los Angeles Critics Association, along with a Golden Globe nomination for...

2008-09-30 09:00:36

By A. O. Scott When a movie's engagement with reality is at once impossible to miss and difficult to define, we frequently say it's like a documentary. The comparison, however, is anything but straightforward, since there are so many different ways a film can document (or distort) the literal truth. The 46th New York Film Festival includes a striking number of features - among them some of the strongest and freshest films likely to be shown on New York screens this year - that might be...

2008-07-31 15:00:41

By HANNAH BROWN In a year when there just hasn't been much buzz about new Israeli releases, the nominees for the Ophir Awards, which were announced Tuesday at a press conference in Tel Aviv, were a predictable bunch. Leading the pack were Reshef Levy's Lost Islands, a star- packed, crowd-pleasing comedy-drama about the ups and downs of a close-knit family in the Eighties, and 7 Days, directed by siblings Ronit Elkabetz and Shlomi Elkabetz, a somber look at a Moroccan family...

2008-07-11 09:00:40

By Joan Dupont Summer in the city is not all about light entertainment. Israeli cinema has been captivating Paris audiences, especially with the release of two films that made their debuts in Cannes. "Vals im Bashir" (Waltz with Bashir), Ari Folman's bold animated documentary, towered over the Cannes competition - and is stirring new audiences. Ronit and Shlomi Elkabetz's "Shiva" (The Seven Days), which opened the Critics' Week, has since been shown at the Israeli film festival in Marseille...

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