Waltz With Cannes: 'Bashir' Director Moves From War to Wow in Animated Sci-fi Film

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.

We can argue just how Israeli his new film is. The cast of "The Congress" is American, the language is English, and the plot takes place far from the Middle East. Still, Ari Folman's latest release is definitely the biggest cinematic event in Israel for years.