Filmmaker Marceline Loridan Ivens, RIP


In this 16 February 2018 French video, filmmaker Marceline Loridan Ivens, née Rozenberg, says that is a scandal that the anti-Semitic writings of French pro-Hitler author Louis-Ferdinand Céline are now re-published.

Translated from Dutch NOS TV today:

The French filmmaker and writer Marceline Loridan Ivens has passed away. She is 90 years old. Loridan-Ivens was the widow of the Dutch filmmaker Joris Ivens. She died in Paris yesterday.

In the Second World War she was deported together with her father to extermination camp Auschwitz. She was 15 years old then. Her father did not survive the camp. Loridan-Ivens filmed her experiences in 2003 in the autobiographical film La Petite Prairie au Bouleaux.

Marceline Loridan married the Dutch filmmaker Joris Ivens in 1963. Together they made several films, such as Comment Yukong déplaça les Montagnes (How Yukong Moved the Mountains) about the last days of the Cultural Revolution in China. With a playing time of more than thirteen hours, that film is one of the longest films ever made.

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