"SHOAH" by Claude LANZMANN at the IFI
In collaboration with the French Embassy in Ireland and the School of Philosophy in UCD, the IFI is delighted to present this rare screening of "Shoah", Claude Lanzmann’s epic documentary on the Holocaust. The film took eleven years to make; the first six devoted to the recording of testimony across 14 countries, and a further five to edit down a remarkable 350 hours of raw footage into the final 9 and a half hour version.
While the film eschews emotive archive footage in favour of a straightforward talking heads style, it is still a harrowing, extremely powerful piece of work. While the survivors’ stories are as chilling as one would expect, it is Lanzmann’s interviews with those who staffed the camps that truly horrify, confirming what Hannah Arendt famously termed “the banality of evil”.
"SHOAH" by Claude Lanzmann
At the Irish Film Institute, Dublin 2
Part 1, May 7th, 18.00 + Q&A with Claude Lanzmann (147 mins).
Part 2, May 12th, 12.00 (286 mins, includes 30-minute interval)
Part 3, May 13th, 12.00 (140 mins)
Info & Bookings: http://www.ifi.ie/2012/04/claude-lanzmanns-shoah/