Inspired by the killing of Greek politician Grigoris Lambrakis in 1963, Costa-Gavras’s exhilarating, brilliantly directed third feature focuses on the aftermath of a similar assassination of a politician leading the opposition
to a right-wing government.
Operating both as a gripping thriller and a political expose, Z won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 1970. The film’s crusading nature is immediately evident from the on-screen statement at the beginning: ‘Any similarity to actual events or persons living or dead is not coincidental. It is intentional.’
Screening as part of the Trust No One season, May 13th to 30th at the Irish Film Institute. Click for more info.