Costa Gavras honored in Greek Film Festival in Berlin
Costa Gavras is the guest of honor in Greek Cinema festival in Berlin, which will take place in Berlin in January 2017. The acclaimed director will attend the opening ceremony of the festival on January 18 and will be honored for his contribution to Greece and the cinema.
He was born in Loutra Iraias in Arcadia and is known for films with overt political themes, most famously the fast-paced thriller Z (1969), but he has also made comedies. Most of his movies have been made in French; however, six were made in English: Missing (1982), Hanna K. (1983), Betrayed (1988), Music Box (1989), Mad City (1997) and Amen. (2002). He produces most of his films himself, through his production company K.G.
His films were awarded with two Oscars. Gavras received the Magritte Honorary Award at the 3rd Magritte Awards. He has also received the London Film Critics’ Circle Award for Director of the Year 1982 and the London Film Critics’ Circle Award for Screenwriter of the Year 1982 for the movie “Missing”.