Eureka Entertainment to release ‘Shoah: The Four Sisters’ as part of The Masters of Cinema Series

Eureka Entertainment will release Claude Lanzmann‘s powerful and poignant 4-part documentary, Shoah: The Four Sisters, on Blu-ray and DVD as part of The Masters of Cinema Series on 18 February 2019.

Starting in 1999, Claude Lanzmann made several films that could be considered satellites of Shoah, comprised of interviews conducted in the 1970s that didn’t make it into the final, monumental work. In the last years of the late director’s life, he decided to devote a film to four women from four different areas of Eastern Europe with four different destinies, each finding herself improbably alive after war’s end



Paula Biren, Ruth Elias, Ada Lichtman, Hanna Marton: Four Jewish women, witnesses and survivors of the most insane and pitiless barbarism, and who, for that reason alone, but for many others also, deserve to be inscribed forever into the memory of humankind. What they have in common, beside the specific horrors to which each of them were subjected, is a searingly sharp, almost-physical intelligence, which rejects all pretence or faulty reasoning. In a word, idealism.

Filmed by Claude Lanzmann during the preparation of what would become Shoah, each of these four extraordinary women deserved a film in their own right, to fully illustrate their exceptional fibre, and to reveal through their gripping accounts four little-known chapters of the extermination.



Special Features:

All four interviews presented across two discs

Optional English subtitles

PLUS: A booklet featuring new writing

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