Dir. Claude Lanzmann (1985). The enormity of Claude Lanzmanns mission and the devastating nature of his subject matter have tended to overshadow Shoahs greatness as filmmaking. Not simply the most ambitious movie ever made about the extermination of the Jews, its a work that treats the issue of representation so scrupulously it might have been inspired by the Old Testament injunction against graven imagesyou watch in your mind's eye.
Fri., Dec. 24, 2010