Claude Lanzmann, French Director of Holocaust Documentary 'Shoah,' Dies at 92

The Hollywood Reporter | 7/5/2018 | Jordan Mintzer,Georg Szalai
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The film won the New York Film Critics Circle award for best non-fiction film and the BAFTA award for best documentary.

Claude Lanzmann, the French director behind the landmark nine-and-a-half-hours-long Holocaust documentary Shoah, has died in Paris at the age of 92.

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A French film industry source on Thursday confirmed his death Thursday mid-day local time. A spokesperson for the Gallimard publishing house, which published his memoir, later told THR that Lanzmann died on Thursday in a Paris hospital. No cause of death was given.

Released in 1985, Shoah won the New York Film Critics Circle award for best non-fiction film and the BAFTA award for best documentary. Considered one of the greatest films ever made about the Holocaust, the filmmaker was honored at the 2013 Berlin International Film Festival with a lifetime achievement honor, the Berlinale Golden Bear.

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His other documentaries include Tsahal (1994), about the Israel Defense Forces, The Last of the Unjust (2013), about the last president of the Jewish Council in the Theresienstadt ghetto in the former Czechoslovakia, and Napalm (2017).

In 2015, filmmaker Adam Benzine documented Lanzmann's 12-year process in making Shoah with a 40-minute documentary entitled Claude Lanzmann: Spectres of the Shoah. It...
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