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In the presence of Costa Gavras, Michèle Ray-Gavras, Jacques Perrin, Ulrich Tukur, Olivier Gourmet, Jean-Claude Grumberg, Armand Amar, Serge Toubiana and Stéphane Lerouge

Thanks to the success of his first film, The Sleeping Car Murders, with its star-filled cast, Costa-Gavras made his name with audiences and critics alike. His films are rigorous but accessible, political and inventive (Z, The Confession, State of Siege), and from the end of the 1960s onwards his films met with great success in both France and abroad. They provoked debates in society and foreshadowed the wave of American political films of the 1970s. His name alone evokes the idea of the citizen filmmaker, and reanimates the wonderful family of ideas and struggles – Yves Montand, Simone Signoret, Jorge Semprún, Salvador Allende, Artur and Lise London, Chris Marker, Romain Gary – names associated with the struggles, disappointments and dreams of the last century and up to today… In 18 films, Costa-Gavras has created a personal body of work made up as much of political (Missing) or legal (Music Box) thrillers, or acerbic comedies (The Little Apocalypse), as more initiate films, but always with an acute purpose of defending justice and exposing the contradictions and complexities of humans and/or power (Special Section, Amen). Be it in Europe or the US, his sense of ethics, combined with delicate subjects and a subtle intelligence in his casting, have earned him the almost undying loyalty of the public. Costa-Gavras will be at the Festival Premiers Plans to meet audiences before beginning the shooting of his next film, Adults in the Room, an adaptation of the memoirs of Yannis Varoufakis, the former Finance Minister of the Tsipras government in Greece.

Compartiment tueurs
France - 1965
1 homme de trop
France / Italy - 1967
France / Algeria - 1969
France / Italy - 1970
État de siège
France / Italy / West Germany - 1972
Section spéciale
France / Italy / West Germany - 1975
Clair de femme
France / Italy / West Germany - 1979
United States - 1982
Hanna K.
Israel / France - 1983
Conseil de famille
France - 1986
United States / Japan - 1988
Music Box
United States - 1989
La Petite Apocalypse
France / Italy / Poland - 1993
Mad City
United States - 1997
France / Germany / Romania - 2002
Le Couperet
Belgium / France / Spain - 2005
Eden à l'Ouest
France / Greece / Italy - 2009
Le Capital
France - 2012