Award-winning filmmaker Costa-Gavras, director of such films as Z, Missing, and Betrayed, will be present at Cinemania, a festival celebrating French films (all with English subtitles), which runs from November 5- 15 at the Imperial Cinema.
Cinemania will be presenting AN EXCLUSIVE MASTER CLASS with Costa-Gavras, "an opportunity for cinephiles to share in the director's artistic challenges and inspiration, his goals and points of view, as well as his scriptwriting and filmmaking modus operandi. Costa-Gavras, one of today’s greatest directors, is graced by both a sense of social consciousness and a commitment to justice. During the master class he will discuss with cinephiles his work as a filmmaker and scriptwriter." (from the website at www.cinemaniafilmfestival.com)
The Master Class is on Saturday November 14 at 3:30 PM
Costa-Gavras will also be present for the screening of his latest film, EDEN IS WEST.
"France's most award-winning director, the legendary Costa-Gavras, takes on a theme with deep personal resonance. EDEN IS WEST is the quintessential road movie, the story of one immigrant's destiny told with maturity, accuracy, and good humour that only this champion of social justice could provide."
EDEN IS WEST screens on Thursday November 12, 7:00 PM
and Friday November 13, 4:30 PM