Athens International Film Festival

The closing film: Costa Gavras’ “Adults in the Room” in attendance of the director

In its 25 successful years, the Athens International Film Festival has honoured without fail and has lovingly promoted Greek cinema and its great film directors. 

This year’s anniversary edition of the Festival honours this long-standing tradition and we are especially happy to select the most anticipated Greek film of the year,  “Adults in the Room” by the world renowned director Costa Gavras as the closing film for the 25th Athens International Film Festival.
 
The film is based on the book of the same name by Yanis Varoufakis and tells the story of the challenging negotiations between Greece and the E.U. (Eurogroup) on how to manage the Greek national debt crisis at the start of 2015, a “vicious circle which resulted in the enforcement of austerity measures” and is characterised as “ a modern-day ancient Greek tragedy”, where “behind closed doors a human tragedy unfolds”.

 

The world premiere of  “Adults in the Room” will take place at the Venice Film Festival. Indeed, Costa Gavras will be this year’s honoured person at the Venice Film Festival as he will be presented with the Jaeger-LeCoultre Glory to the Filmmaker 2019 award for his lifetime contribution to cinema.

“Adults in the Room” will make its nationwide Greek premiere on Saturday 28th September 2019 courtesy of Odeon, following the closing ceremony and presentation of awards of the 25th Athens International Film Festival. The director himself, Mr Costa Gavras, will attend the premiere of the film along with key members of the cast and crew.

During his glorious career, the world renowned Greek director has directed more than 20 films and has won a Best Foreign Language Academy Award as well as the Cannes Jury Prize award in 1969 for the film “Z”,  the Cannes Film Festival Palme d’Or award in 1982 for “Missing” and the Berlin International Film Festival Golden Berlin Bear award in 1990 for “Music Box”.

 

“Adults in the Room”
Screenwriter - Director: Costa Gavras
Starring: Christos Loulis, Alexandros Bourdoumis, Ulrich Tukur, Georges Corraface, Valeria Golino, Josiane Pinson, Aurélien Recoing, Dimitris Tarloou, Christos Stergioglou, Thanos Tokakis, Themis Panou, Daan Schuurmans, Vincent Nemeth, Cornelius Obonya, Henrik Birch, Francesco Acquaroli
Director of Photography:  Giorgos Arvanitis
Editor: Lambis Haralambidis
Composer: Alexandre Desplat
Assistant Directors: Arsenis Polimenopoulos, Christos Houliaras
Production designer: Spyros Laskaris
Costume designer: Agis Panagiotou
Producers: Alexandre Gavras, Manos Krezias, Michèle Ray-Gavras 
Executive Producer: Kostas Lambropoulos

The film will be released in Greek cinemas by Odeon. 

Additional information regarding the highly anticipated nationwide Greek premiere will be announced soon.

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This year’s programme will be presented at the Festival’s Press Conference to be held on Wednesday 11th September 2019 in the function room of the Friends of Music Society of the Athens Concert Hall.

The celebratory 25th organisation of the Festival will take place from 18th to 29th of September 2019.

The Main Sponsor of the 25th Athens International Film Festival is COSMOTETV. 

Additional information about events and screenings, as well as continuous updates on the activities and news of the 25th Athens International Film Festival can be found on the following websites:  www.cinemagazine.gr | www.aiff.gr 

The 25th Athens International Film Festival is held under the auspices and with the financial support of the Ministry of Culture and Sports. 



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