1985. France. Claude Lanzmann. 564 min.
This screening includes a one-hour intermission.
Sunday, August 30, 2009, 12:30 p.m.
1985. France. Directed by Claude Lanzmann. “The NYFCC named Claude Lanzmann’s magisterial nine-and-a-half-hour account of the extermination of six million Jews the best documentary of 1985. Shoah is an historic documentary as well as a great, unique film and, in addressing the issue of representation, a rigorous work of film-philosophy. Refusing to “reconstruct” the past, Lanzmann compels viewers to imagine the unimaginable. For all its devotion to detail, Shoah is a film that ultimately unfolds in the mind’s eye” (J. Hoberman, The Village Voice). NYFCC Best Nonfiction Film, 1985. 564 min.
In the Film exhibition Critical Favorites: The New York Film Critics Circle at 75
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