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Waltz With Cannes: ‘Bashir’ Director Moves From War To Wow In Animated Sci-Fi Film

 

 

 

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” Ari Folman’s eagerly-awaited follow-up to ‘Waltz with Bashir’ premieres at Cannes on Thursday. This time the Israeli director mixes animation and flesh-and-blood actors in a sci-fi venture.

Folman’s long journey with “Waltz with Bashir” has turned him into an experienced stage animal. Still, most interesting at Holon were the slivers he revealed about “The Congress,” which is based on the book “The Futurological Congress” by Polish sci-fi novelist Stanislaw Lem.

Folman was introduced to Lem’s 1971 book when he was 16, he says. It’s an allegory about the communist regime: a dictatorial state that feeds its citizens drugs to control them more easily. He reread it as a student, and when he was looking for an idea for his new film, the book sprang to mind.

Folman’s “The Congress,” then, is a loose adaptation of Lem’s book and takes plenty of liberties deviating from the source. Wright (“The Princess Bride,” “House of Cards”) appears as herself. She plays an aging actress who receives a surprising offer from a Hollywood studio: They offer to build a three-dimensional figure that would look and sound exactly like her, and send that figure to act in films. That way she would stay eternally young. They offer her a generous payment, but she would have to give up her acting career completely.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Israelis Need To Really Demonstrate That They Understand The Pain Of An Oppressed People

 

 

  What people in the history of humanity have been more oppressed , persecuted and abused than the Jewish people ? The utterances of the Obama administration and it’s representatives will have the world at war before this term is over . How could such allegedly well-educated people say such ignorant things ? 

 

 

 

 

 

” Speaking at a forumat the Saban Center for Middle East Policy in Washington on Friday, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Israel is suspicious of Palestinians and doesn’t care enough about their plight.

“I’m not making excuses for the missed opportunities of the Israelis, or the lack of generosity, the lack of empathy that I think goes hand-in-hand with the suspicion,” Clinton said, after praising the country’s prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, for workingwith her in 2009 to offer a moratorium on building new Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank. “

The gaffe that wasnt

  ” One of the few things Americans on both sides of the partisan divide can agree on is that this election is shaping up to be vexingly petty. The hunt for gaffes –some real, many imagined — has taken over. Romney’s recent overseas tour, we are told, produced three: an impolitic, if defensible, statement about Britain’s preparations for the Olympics; a statement about the importance of culture in economic development; and when an aide to Romney dressed down a reporter with an inflated sense of entitlement.

Not only is that list pathetic in its own right, in the rush to paint Romney’s campaign as hapless, the press and partisans glossed over a philosophical insight worthy of a presidential debate.”

   More evidence of the corruption of pretty much all international institutions . If the IOC can’t find it in their hearts to hold a moment of silence for the slain Israeli athletes of Munich 40 years on then it is obvious that anti-semitism is thriving .

 

“In spite of the growing calls for a moment of silence in honor of the 11 Israelis murdered by Palestinian terrorists at the 1972 Munich Olympics, the head of the International Olympic Committee said yesterday that he would not alter his determination to refuse to allow the issue to intrude upon the opening ceremonies of the London Games this Friday. Jacques Rogge said yesterday that it “was not fit” for a commemoration of Munich to be included in the gala start to the global athletic extravaganza.

This week, President Obama added his voice to those already calling for a moment of silence at the ceremony. Perhaps even more importantly, Bob Costas, NBC television’s Olympic host, has said that he will impose his own moment of silence on the coverage of the event when the Israeli team enters the stadium:”