from the February 2009 issue
From Waltz with Bashir. Copyright 2009 by Ari Folman and David Polonsky. By arrangement with Metropolitan Books, a division of Henry Holt and Company. All rights reserved.
Ari Folman, a Tel Aviv–based filmmaker, wrote, produced, and directed the animated documentary Waltz with Bashir. His two previous feature films, Saint Clara and Made in Israel, both received numerous Israeli academy awards, among them best film and best director for Saint Clara, which also won the People's Choice Award at the 1996 Berlin Film Festival. In addition, he produces and writes for television, including for the Israeli series In Treatment, which was remade in the United States for HBO.
Translated from Hebrew by David Polonsky
David Polonsky was the art director and chief illustrator for the animated film Waltz with Bashir. His illustrations have appeared in every major Israeli daily and magazine. He has created animated short films for Israeli television and received multiple awards for his children's book illustrations. He teaches at Bezalel, Israel's prestigious art academy.