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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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