WALTZ WITH BASHIR (2008)
From Israel, this astonishing work of art, is told from a film director's perspective (Ari Folman himself) and recounts episodic memories of the Lebanon war. Did I mention that it's an animated film? From refreshing moments of brotherhood, to horrific flashes of tragedy, this film captures a brilliant and honest depiction of life at war. It is a hallucinogenic odyssey that startles from start to finish and leaves the viewer completely overwhelmed. It is also a visually stunning experience that is impossible to digest in one viewing. Finally, it's a major milestone in the history of animation - a testament that this medium is not just for kids.
Director: Ari Folman