FILMOGRAPHY

  • 1958 Les Rates (short)

    1965 Killers compartment

    1967 One man too many

    1969 Z

    1970 The Confession The Confession

    1972 State of Siege

    1975 Section Special Special Section

    1979 Clair de Femme Womanlight

    1982 Missing

    1983 Hanna K.

    1986 Family Council Family Council

    1988 Betrayed

    1989 Music Box

    1991 Against Forgetting Lest We Forget

    1993 The Little Apocalypse

    1995 About Nice
    The following

    1995 Light and Company Light and Company (documentary)

    1997 Mad City

    2002 Amen

    2005 The Couperet

    2009 Eden is West

    2012 Capital


  • FILMS SHOWN IN FESTIVAL ON WHEELS

  • Missing
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    Nice on - Continue
    (About Nice - La SuiteA ABOUT NICE - LA SUITE)

Costa Gavras

The films of Costa-Gavras are exciting, enthralling, superior examples of dramatic moviemaking, but the filmmaker is far from being solely concerned with keeping the viewer in suspense. A Greek exile when he made Z, set in the country of his birth, Costa-Gavras is most interested in motivations and misuses of power: politically, he may be best described as an anti-fascist, a humanist. As such, his films are as overtly political as any above-ground, internationally popular and respected filmmaker in history. Despite decidedly non-commercial storylines, Costa Gavras has received popular as well as critical success, particularly with Z and Missing, because the filmmaker does not bore his audience by structuring his films in a manner that will appeal only to intellectuals. Instead, he casts actors who are popular -international stars with box-office appeal. Apart from collective message, that fascism and corruption may occur in any society anywhere in the world. Costa Gavras’s films also work as mysteries and thrillers. He has realized that he must first entertain in order to bring his point of view to a wider, more diversified audience as well as exist and even thrive within the boundaries of motion picture economics in the Western world. As Pauline Kael so aptly noted, Z is “something very unusual in European Films- a political film with a purpose and, at the same time, a thoroughly commercial film”. Not all of Costa-Gavras’s features are “political”: The sleeping Car Murders is a well-made, atmospheric murder mystery, while Clair de Femme is the dreary tale of a widower and a woman scarred by the death of her young daughter. Both, again, star Yves Montand. The filmmaker’s most characteristic works, however, do indeed condemn governments that control other governments, or suppress human rights.