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Claude Lanzmann

Oscar Documentaries and Others: The Act of Killing and The Last of the Unjust

Regina Weinreich | Posted 04.18.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

147 docs were eligible for Oscars this year. 15 made a short list, and 5 are now contenders. One, The Act of Killing, a first feature length film for ...

The Last of the Unjust

Stephen D. Smith | Posted 02.22.2014 | World
Stephen D. Smith

After almost 40 years to think it through, it is clearer than ever that Lanzmann understands Benjamin Mumelstein, Alteste Der Juden in Terezin as a man of immense stature.

The Last of the Unjust and Its Auteur Are Self-Referential

Stanton Peele | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Stanton Peele

Murmelstein's opponents in these events are uniformly presented as small-minded and devious, even as the film -- and Murmelstein -- affect a modest sense of irony and self-criticism. Yes, in his humility, Murmelstein manages to be quite self-aggrandizing.

Movies: NYFF 2013 #2 -- Lanzmann's Latest, Miyazaki's Farewell

Michael Giltz | Posted 11.20.2013 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

To the casual observer, the documentary film The Last Of The Unjust is very much of a piece with director Claude Lanzmann's masterpiece Shoah (1985). But for those intimately familiar with that movie, this is a subtly radical departure.

Cannes: Spielberg, Lanzmann, Borders, and Parties

Annette Insdorf | Posted 07.20.2013 | Entertainment
Annette Insdorf

The first few days of the Cannes Film Festival have been marked by surprises -- whether in the shifting national identity of movies, or peace-making efforts between towering directors -- and parties that defy the rain.

Claude Lanzmann's Memoir - 'The Patagonian Hare'

Michael Roth | Posted 04.30.2012 | College
Michael Roth

The Patagonian Hare is full of Lanzmann's cloying self-regard, but we accept it for the single reason that he created Shoah, his 1985 documentary about the Nazi war against the Jews, one of the masterworks of cinema.

Laura Paull

When Is The Past Not The Past? In The Hands Of 'Shoah' Director Claude Lanzmann

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Paull | Posted 03.16.2012 | Fifty

The past, the past, le passé. Past perfect, past imperfect, passé composé...The past weighs heavy on 87-year-old Claude Lanzmann, director of the i...

A Reply -- With Regret -- to Claude Lanzmann

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 06.19.2011 | World
Bernard-Henri Lévy

How can a man of his character put on a show of such capriciousness--one day signing a petition calling for France to intervene, and then, just four weeks later, condemning the same intervention and betraying his own signature?

Director Claude Lanzmann Speaks About the Making of Shoah

Karin Badt | Posted 06.12.2011 | Arts
Karin Badt

"No one survives an extermination camp. These two are miracles. They are ghosts. Notice that they never speak in terms of 'I' but in terms of 'we'. They are spokespeople for the dead. They are martyrs, heroes, saints."

Cultish Cinema Stalks Manhattan for the Next Month

Brad Balfour | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Brad Balfour

This spring is bringing out the weird in a lot of film programmers. Topping the list of strangely eccentric festivals to come is Lincoln Center Film Society's annual Film Comment Selects.

Larry Rivers After Crossing His Delaware

Barbara Probst Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Barbara Probst Solomon

Larry was intellectual, literary, and one of the most brainy artists of his generation, but there was always the feeling in the art world that the more intellectual the artist, the less talented the painter.

Christmas With Claude Lanzmann's 'Shoah'

Laura Silver | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Laura Silver

Before the blizzard hit New York, I had my own watershed moment: Christmas with Shoah, Claude Lanzmann's nine-hour epic, which returned to the big screen on its 25th anniversary.