Claude Lanzmann honored at Haifa Film Festival

Legendary French documentary director Claude Lanzmann, best known for his Holocaust documentary, Shoah – considered by many to be the greatest Holocaust film of all time and one of the best documentaries ever made – has been given many honors, but was visibly moved when he received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 31st Haifa International Film Festival’s opening ceremony on Saturday night.

The Haifa International Film Festival will run until October 5 at the Haifa Cinematheque and other theaters around the city.

“Yes, I have a connection to Haifa,” said Lanzmann in an interview the following day. “When I first came to Israel, in 1952, I came by boat, on the Zim ship Kedma.”


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