Z

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Credits

Director

Costa-Gavras

Country

France | Algeria 1969

Running Time

107mins

Category

Drama

Language

French | Russian | English with English subtitles

“It is a film of our time…about how even moral victories are corrupted. It will make you weep and will make you angry. It will tear your guts out. It is told simply, and it is based on fact.” Roger Ebert

A superb film by legendary Greek-French filmmaker Costa-Gavras, Z won two Oscars for Best Foreign Language Film and Best Film Editing in 1969. Step back in time to admire the strength of this classic and why it is still relevant today.

In this harrowing political drama, Z follows the murder of a prominent left-wing politician and the government’s concerted effort to cover up any connection to this ‘accident’. Based on the eponymous 1966 novel by Vassilis Vassilikos, the film is largely based on the real-life assassination of Greek politician Grigoris Lambrakis.

Universally revered as a classic, Z was selected for screening at the Cannes Classics section of the 2015 Cannes Film Festival. It’s comment on society and governance is just as important now as it was when the film was released.

CANBERRA Sessions

Sunday 20 November, 5:00 pm

Palace Electric Cinema
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CLOSING NIGHT CLASSIC
5.00pm Complimentary meze and screening of Z

$12 Members
$14 General Admission