Screen Horizons: Z

Z is a pulse-pounding, academy award winning political thriller, loosely based on the 1963 assassination of Greek left-wing activist Grigoris Lambrakis and starring Yves Montand.

Screen Horizons: Z

About Screen Horizons: Z

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Screening as part of Screen Horizons

A pulse-pounding political thriller, Greek expatriate director Costa-Gavras’ Z was one of the cinematic sensations of the late Sixties. This Academy Award winner—loosely based on the 1963 assassination of Greek left-wing activist Grigoris Lambrakis —s tars Yves Montand as a prominent politician and doctor whose public murder amid a violent demonstration is covered up by military and government officials; Jean-Louis Trintignant is the tenacious magistrate who is determined not to let them get away with it.

Cast Jean-Louis Trintignant, Yves Montand, Irene Papas
Director Costa-Gavras I 1969 I Algeria/France I 127 mins | French with English subtitles

Tickets (£8 / £6) must be purchased in advance via Summerhall.

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