Thursday, October 1, 2015

Ten Revelations From a Master Class With Claude Lanzmann

Judy Maltz,

Lanzmann image from article

The filmmaker did not consider his Holocaust epic 'Shoah' a documentary; calls the exodus of French Jews to Israel 'a posthumous victory for Hitler.'

To mark the 30th anniversary of the epic Holocaust film “Shoah,” the Haifa Film Festival is honoring its creator Claude Lanzmann with a Lifetime Achievement Award. The annual film festival, which takes place this week, will also be holding special screenings of the French-Jewish director’s films. ...
“Shoah,” lauded as one of the greatest films of all times, was not his initiative. The person who first broached the idea of making the film was Aluf Hareven, a former high-ranking military intelligence and Mossad operative who at the time was running the public diplomacy division of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. ...

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