- Title: Director Costa-Gavras honoured in Venice
- Date: 1st September 2019
- Summary: VENICE, ITALY (AUGUST 31, 2019) (REUTERS) (SOUNDBITE) (French) DIRECTOR, COSTA-GAVRAS, SAYING: "There's a lot of muddled politics in Europe, it has to clear itself up one day, not in the way it's been clearing itself up over the past few years - with populists who are returning to a time that Europe lived through in the 1920's and 1930's, which were catastrophic years. Racism, rejection of the other, et cetera. And I hope that all of that will change, perhaps with the new president of the European commission (Ursula von der Leyen)." PRESS CONFERENCE IN PROGRESS PRESS CONFERENCE ENDING
- Embargoed: 15th September 2019 10:49
- Keywords: Adults in the Room Costa-Gavras director Jean-Claude Juncker Venice Film Festival Christos Loulis Alexandros Bourdoumis Yanis Varoufakis Glory to the Filmmaker Award JosÃ© Manuel Barroso
- Location: VENICE, ITALY / VARIOUS FILM LOCATIONS
- City: VENICE, ITALY / VARIOUS FILM LOCATIONS
- Country: Italy
- Topics: Arts / Culture / Entertainment,Film
- Reuters ID: LVA006AUTTFF1
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- Story Text: Greek-born French director Costa-Gavras has been recognised for his "particularly original contribution to innovation in contemporary cinema" at the Venice Film Festival, where the Oscar winner also presented his new movie about the Greek debt crisis.
The 86-year old filmmaker, known for "Z" and "Missing", was presented with the Jaeger-LeCoultre Glory to the Filmmaker award late on Saturday (August 31).
While in Venice, he also presented "Adults in the Room", which is adapted from the book by former Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis and follows Greece's bailout negotiations in 2015.
"There's a lot of muddled politics in Europe, it has to clear itself up one day, not in the way it's been clearing itself up over the past few years," Costa-Gravas told a news conference, citing concerns of rising populism.
"I hope that all of that will change."
(Production: Christian Levaux, Helena Williams)
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