French filmmaker Claude Lanzmann dies aged 92

Last Updated: Jul 06 2018 13:33

HOLLYWOOD- French journalist and filmmaker Claude Lanzmann, best known for his nine hour long holocaust documentary Shoah has died at the age of 92.

Lanzmann’s family confirmed the news to French newspaper Le Monde, but did not mention the cause of death.

Lanzmann’s final film, Napalm, which premiered at Cannes in 2017. He subsequently completed a four-part TV series, The Four Sisters, again examining the experiences of Holocaust survivors.

In 2011 Lanzmann was made grand officer of the Legion d’Honneur, and in 2013 was awarded an honorary Golden Bear by the Berlin film festival.