ADULTS IN THE ROOM | FILM SCREENING + Q&A

Q&A
We are thrilled to be having very special guests this Panorama, director Costa Gavras, producer Michelle Gavras & actor Christos Loulis who will be joining us for a Q&A session after "Adults in the Room" screening in Zawya on November 12 at 7pm

ADULTS IN THE ROOM
Country: France, Greece
Year: 2019
Director: Costa-Gavras
Starring: Christos Loulis, Alexandros Bourdoumis, Ulrich Tukur
Genre: Drama
Running Time: 124 MIN
Language: English, Greek, French, German
Subtitles: English

Behind closed doors, a human tragedy plays out. A universal theme: a story of people trapped in an inhuman network of power. The brutal circle of the Eurogroup meetings, who impose on Greece the dictatorship of austerity, where humanity and compassion are utterly disregarded. A claustrophobic trap with no way out, exerting pressures on the protagonists which finally divide them. A tragedy in the Ancient Greek sense: the characters are not good or evil, but driven by the consequences of their own conception of what it is right to do. A tragedy for our very modern time.
Official Selection - Venice Biennale IFF 2019


Costa-Gavras

Born in 1933 in Loutra-Iraias (Greece).
At the age of 22, he left Greece as an economic migrant to study in Paris. He enrolled at Sorbonne University before being admitted to the National Institute of Film (IDHEC). After graduating, he worked as assistant director alongside eminent French directors.
In 1965 he directed his first feature film, Compartiment Tueurs. His subsequent films were huge successes: Z, won two Oscars in 1969, two awards at the Cannes Film festival and dozens more elsewhere.
Costa-Gavras has been married to Michèle Ray since 1968. They have three children: Alexandre, Julie and Romain.
Since 2007, he has been President of the Cinémathèque Française.

Michelle Gavras

Born in Paris in 1939. She enjoyed an illustrious career in many fields including fashion, journalism and film production. During a tumultuous year in 1967, She was kidnapped and detained by the Vietcong, and then wrote a book on her experience in Vietnam and collaborated with the acclaimed filmmaker Chris Marker on the documentary “Loin du Vietnam”. Since 2005, she has been chair of the board of directors of the production company KG productions.

Christos Loulis
Born in 1976, in Athens, Greece. He graduated from the Greek Art School of Dramatic Art in 1999.
He has worked with Greece’s most prominent theatre directors and companies in both classical and modern repertoire, making him one of the most acclaimed actors of his generation.
He has played roles such as Edmund in Shakespeare’s King Lear, Rod in Sara Kane’s Cleansed, Faust in the known play by Goethe and many more parts that have earned him both the admiration of the public and of the critics as well as awards for his work in theatre and cinema.
In the summer of 2004, under the instructions of renowned director and choreographer Dimitris Papaioannou, he played the part of the Lover in the Opening Ceremony of the 2004 Athens Olympic Games.
Venue: ZAWYA 1
Time: Tue. 12 November 07:00 PM