4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
In its “Film on Sunday” series, artFix invites you to a rare screening of the fast-paced political thriller Z (1969). Directed by the Greek-French director Costa-Gravas (also known for Missing, 1982; Hanna K.,1983, Mad City, 1997). The film will be presented in the original French with English subtitles.
Z tackles the timely topics of political corruption and abuse of power. The film stars the renowned talents of Yves Montand and Irene Papas. The haunting soundtrack is by Mikis Theodorakis the outspoken composer whose own music had been banned by the military junta just two years before.
In these current times of political turmoil and governments seeking to cling onto power at practically any cost, Z offer a chilling reminder of what can happen when freedom is sacrificed.
The screening will also commemorate the student uprising at the Athens Polytechnic on 17 November 1973.
An introduction will be given by Peter Vlachos, Principal Lecturer at the University of Greenwich and member of the Association for Cypriot, Greek, and Turkish Affairs. A post-screening discussion will take place for those who wish to stay on.