The French filmmaker of Greek origin Costa-Gavras will be rewarded for all of his career by the award of the honorary Donostia, the Festival de Saint-Sébastien, announced Monday its organizers. The Spanish festival depicts Costa-Gavras, 85 years of age, as “one of the greatest representatives of political cinema and social reports” of the last 50 years.
“A good part of the twenty films he has made have served to put the finger on wounds such as dictatorships, purges policies, racism, and the disasters caused by the world of finance,” write the organisers in a press release.
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Adults in the Room the first
Oscar for best foreign film and best editing for Z in 1969, Palme d’or in 1982 in a tie for the Missing distinguished also by the Oscar for the best adapted screenplay, Costa-Gavras will receive the 21 September, the honorary award, which will also be attributed to the Spanish actress Penélope Cruz.
The festival will be screening a preview of his latest film, Adults in the Room, , an adaptation of the memoirs of the former Greek Finance minister, Yanis Varoufakis, recounting his arm of iron lost with the european Union and the international monetary Fund in 2015, in the midst of economic crisis.