A Film Unfinished Reviews
January 22, 2020
A Film Unfinished is an otherwise necessary deepening of our understanding of the Holocaust and an illustration of the power of film, which can elucidate reality or shroud it in layers of deception and prejudice.
November 5, 2018
The impact of A Film Unfinished is surely sufficient proof that, even in our media-saturated age, filmed images can still move our feelings, if not necessarily create a better world.
March 15, 2018
A tremendously powerful historical documentary... [Full review in Spanish]
November 13, 2013
a new and uniquely disturbing perspective on the Shoah
September 9, 2012
Riveting, scary, and significant, Film Unfinished contrasts invaluable footage of agit-prop Nazi feature with the reaction of Warsaw Gehtto survivors to that footage and testimonies of the real life thee.
March 22, 2011
Painful, eye-opening, and extraordinarily necessary to view, especially by the young to whom the Holocaust is nowadays too abstract a notion to fully mentally envision in all of its grotesqueness
March 18, 2011
A heartbreaking but engrossing detective story that not only shines a light on Nazi evil but on the manipulative prowess of the Third Reich.
March 10, 2011
The more it strips itself to the evidence... the more devastating and affecting the portrait becomes.
January 4, 2011
Filmmaker Yael Hersonski reshapes the impossibly vile and tragic source material into a devastating record of Nazi criminality.
December 13, 2010
...a very powerful documentary and first feature by Yael Hersonski.
December 11, 2010
Hersonski brings something both old and new to the table with this powerful 89-minute documentary. Other strengths are the well-written narration read by Rona Keenan and the haunting original music of composer Yishai Adar.
December 10, 2010
A Film Unfinished is a sort of ghost story. It's guaranteed to haunt you.
December 6, 2010
Examination of Nazi inhumanity by an Israeli director on record as opposing Zionist inhumanity.
December 3, 2010
It's impossible to watch A Film Unfinished and not feel haunted by the restless ghosts of history and those who tried -- and failed -- to use film to tell a lie.
December 3, 2010
...analysis, clarification and a counterbalancing - if not outright refutation - of the persistent, nasty myth of Jewish collaboration in the Holocaust.
December 2, 2010
Yael Hersonski's documentary is infuriating, heartbreaking, devastating -- and scary. It depicts a lie upon a lie.
November 24, 2010
Yael Hersonski's A Film Unfinished reclaims history, teaches a lesson about the reliability of images and raises unanswerable questions about complicity.
November 11, 2010
Moviegoers have witnessed dozens of depictions of these events over the years, but here we can see what it's like to view them with the eyes of real experience.
November 5, 2010
A searing expose of the brutality of the Nazi regime ironically made by the perpetrators themselves, and a subtle examination of the process and purpose that lay behind it.