A Film Unfinished Reviews

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November 13, 2013
a new and uniquely disturbing perspective on the Shoah
January 4, 2011
Filmmaker Yael Hersonski reshapes the impossibly vile and tragic source material into a devastating record of Nazi criminality.
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 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 4, 2010
A remarkable new documentary that reminds us of film's inherent capacity for lying.
November 4, 2010
A Film Unfinished reminds you that the nightmare of the Holocaust knows no limits.
October 14, 2010
Discovered after the war, the film contains horrific images of starvation, poverty and humiliation, interspersed with surreal scenes of well-dressed Jews enjoying a restaurant dinner or an urban stroll.
October 14, 2010
A Film Unfinished is a profoundly unnerving historical document.
September 30, 2010
What we are left with is perhaps one of the most disturbing 60 minutes of raw footage ever put together.
September 24, 2010
The result is a harrowing, unsettling journey -- a terribly moving document.
September 24, 2010
A Film Unfinished may not be the strangest making-of documentary you've ever seen. It may, however, be the most affecting.
September 23, 2010
Hersonski not only dispels the big lie at the center of the Nazi footage but she ingeniously separates and identifies the many smaller lies and where they entwined with facts.
September 10, 2010
It is a privileged experience to watch A Film Unfinished. There is no other historical document like it but, of course, its lasting value is as a human document.
August 20, 2010
August 19, 2010
A Film Unfinished is affecting as a rare document of a terrible place and time, and those who lived there.
August 19, 2010
There is only about an hour of it, but around it filmmaker Yael Hersonski has built a striking feature.
August 19, 2010
Extremely unsettling and thought- provoking.
August 18, 2010
It will test your faith in humanity, but Hersonski's film is nonetheless a brilliant reminder of the importance of bearing witness.
August 18, 2010
Moving, mysterious and intellectually provocative, A Film Unfinished positions familiar Holocaust horrors (the R rating was unsuccessfully contested) within a philosophical commentary on the way we view images.
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