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Critics name Bashir best film of ’08

The National Society of Film Critics named Ari Folman's Waltz with Bashir the best film of 2008. Bashir, which was not eligible to be nominated for an Academy Award, is a doc that depicts Folman's memories of Israel's 1982 invasion of Lebanon using animation. The group also named Sean Penn best actor for Milk, Sally Hawkins best actress for Happy-Go-Lucky and Mike Leigh got best director and best screenplay for Happy-Go-Lucky as well.
January 5, 2009

The National Society of Film Critics named Ari Folman’s Waltz with Bashir the best film of 2008. Bashir, which was not eligible to be nominated for an Academy Award, is a doc that depicts Folman’s memories of Israel’s 1982 invasion of Lebanon using animation. The group also named Sean Penn best actor for Milk, Sally Hawkins best actress for Happy-Go-Lucky and Mike Leigh got best director and best screenplay for Happy-Go-Lucky as well.

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Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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