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FRANCE, Greece | 124 minutes | 2019

For his 19th feature film, the Franco-Greek director continues his critical work, filming in his native land for the very first time. In this modern Greek tragedy, Costa Gavras paints a feverish, unrelenting portrait of the economic and diplomatic crisis that gripped Greece in 2015. By adapting the controversial memoirs of former Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis, who spent six months developing a negotiation and financial rescue plan for the country, the 86-year-old director exposes the scheming and manipulation that went on behind the scenes of an unprecedented and painful episode of political theatre.
CANADIAN PREMIERE
Costa-Gavras will be in attendance on October 12th

The film will be presented in its original version with French subtitles on October 20th.


With the support of UniFrance

"Adults in the Room navigates those treacherous political waters with great skill, condensing a labyrinthine political and economic situation into a thrilling soap opera." Sight & Sound

Don't miss Costa-Gavras' Master Class on October 13th.

Venice Film Festival

Programs

Saturday October 12, 2019

Program #50
17:00
Cinéma Impérial

Sunday October 20, 2019

Program #260
18:50
Cinéma du Musée

Costa Gavras

No biography

1965 COMPARTIMENT TUEURS - Director and screenwriter. Adapted from Sébastien Japrisot?s novel. Starring Yves MONTAND, Simone SIGNORET, Jacques PERRIN, Catherine ALLEGRET, Michel PICCOLI, Jean-Louis TRINTIGNANT. Edgar Poe Award. 1967 UN HOMME DE TROP - Director and screenwriter. Adapted from Jean-Pierre Chabrol?s book. Starring Michel PICCOLI, Jean-Claude BRIALY, François PÉRIER, Charles VANEL, Jacques PERRIN, Bruno CREMER, Claude BRASSEUR. Special price at Moscow festival 1969 Z - Director. Co-screenwriter with Jorge Semprun. Adapted from Vassilis Vassilikos? book. Starring Yves MONTAND, Jean-Louis TRINTIGNANT, Irène PAPPAS, Pierre DUX, Jacques PERRIN, François PÉRIER, Julien GUIOMAR. Earned two awards at the Cannes Film Festival : Jury?s Special Award, voted for unanimously and Award for Best Actor for Jean-Louis TRINTIGNANT New York Critics Award. Two Oscars (five nominations) ?and hundreds of other prices in the world? 1971 L'AVEU - Director. Co-screenwriter with Jorge Semprun. Adapted from Arthur and Lise London?s book. Starring Yves MONTAND, Simone SIGNORET, Michel VITOLD, Antoine VITEZ, Gabriele FERZETTI 1973 ÉTAT DE SIEGE - Director. Co-screenwriter with Franco Solinas. Starring Yves MONTAND, Jacques WEBER, Jean-Luc BIDEAU. Louis Delluc Award.
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1975 SECTION SPECIALE ? Director. Co-screenwriter with Jorge Semprun. Adapted from Jacques Villeret?s book. Starring Louis SEIGNER, Pierre DUX, Michel GALABRU, Claude PIÉPLU, Michel LONSDALE, Jacques PERRIN, Yves ROBERT, Bruno CREMER. Cannes Film Festival : Award for best director. 1975 MONSIEUR KLEIN - Co-screenwriter with Franco Solinas. Directed by Joseph LOSEY. 1979 CLAIR DE FEMME - Director and screenwriter. Adapted from the novel Romain Gary. Starring Romy SCHNEIDER, Yves MONTAND. 1981 MISSING - Director. Co-screenwriter with Donald Stewart. Starring Jack LEMMON, Sissy SPASSEK, John SHEA. Cannes film festival: Palme d?or and Best Actor award for Jack LEMMON at the Cannes Film Festival. Writers Guild of America Award. Oscar for Best Screenplay (4 nominations). 1983 HANNA K - Director. Co-screenwriter with Franco Solinas. Starring Jill CLAYBURGH, Jean YANNE, Gabriel BYRNE. V.O. anglais Prix Sacem pour la musique de Gabriel Yared 1985 CONSEIL DE FAMILLE - Director and screenwriter. Adapted from Francis Ryck?s novel. Starring Fanny ARDANT, Johnny HALLYDAY, Guy MARCHAND. 1987 BETRAYED (LA MAIN DROITE DU DIABLE) - Director. Script by Joe Eszterhas. Starring Debra WINGER, Tom BERANGER, John HEARD. V.O. anglais 1989 MUSIC BOX - Director. Script by Joe Eszterhas. Starring Jessica LANGE, Armin MUELLER-STAHL, Frédéric FORREST. Golden Bear Award at the 1990 Berlin Film Festival. Oscar nomination for Jessica Lange.
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1991 CONTRE L?OUBLI ? One episode Amnesty International 1992 LA PETITE APOCALYPSE - Director and co-screenwriter with Jean-Claude Grumberg. Adapted from Tadeusz Konwicki?s novel. Starring André DUSSOLLIER, Pierre ARDITI, Barbara ROMANTOWSKA. 1994 A PROPOS DE NICE, LA SUITE. Directed one of the episodes. (Cancobales about Jean-Marie Le Pen in Nice). 1995 LUMIERE ET COMPAGNIE ? Directed a one-minute long episode in the same conditions as the Lumière brothers. Collective film. 1997 MAD CITY - Starring John Travolta and Dustin Hoffman (Warner Bros). 2000 MON COLONEL ? Co-screenwriter with Jean-Claude Grumberg. Adapted from Francis Zamponi?s novel. Director : Laurent HERBIET. 2001 AMEN - Director and co-screenwriter with Jean-Claude Grumberg. Adapted from R. Hochhuth?s Theater piece ?The representative?. Starring Ulrich Tukur, Mathieu Kassovitz, Ulrich Mühe. Best European film: foreign press association awards in Italy. Best European film: foreign press association awards in France Best Screenplay 2002 : César Paris 2004 LE COUPERET - Director and co-screenwriter with Jean-Claude Grumberg. Adapted from Donald Westlake?s novel. Starring José Garcia, Karin Viard, Ulrick Tukur. José Garcia best actor - César nomination Best screenplay ?César nomination 2008 .EDEN A L?OUEST - Director and co-screenwriter with Jean-Claude ???Grumberg. Starring Riccardo Scamarcio, Juliane Koehler, Eric Caravaca, Ulrich Tukur. Prix du jury et de la critique au Festival de Valence Espagne. Prix de la critique COLCOA Film Festival USA

2012 LE CAPITAL - Director and co-screenwriter with Jean-Claude Grumberg and Karim Boukercha. Starring Gad Elmaleh, Gabriel Byrne, Hippolyte Girardot, Natacha Régnier, Céline Sallette, Liya Kebede. Toronto film festival
2019 ADULTS IN THE ROOM ?Adapted from Yanis Varoufakis? book. Starring Christos Loulis, Alexandros Bourdoumis, Ulrich Tukur

distribution and credits

  • Screenplay Costa Gavras
  • Producer Alexandre Gavras, Michèle Ray-Gavras
  • Cast Alexandros Bourdoumis, Christos Loulis, Ulrich Tukur

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