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Costa Gavras was downtown on Sunday for 2 films, made 40 years apart

By rania | Week of Wonders March 12, 2009 at 1:34AM

Costa Gavras was downtown on Sunday for 2 films, made 40 years apart
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03-08-09: Costa Gavras at the Eden is West Q&A

I saw Eden is West (2009) on Sunday in the Rendez-Vous with French Cinema series at the IFC Center. It's a fantastic Candide-like story of an illegal immigrant who has a series of odd adventures en route to Paris. It addresses contemporary issues within a very entertaining story, and deserves US distribution.

This Friday, Film Forum will debut a new print of Gavras' incendiary political classic, Z (1969). Gavras made an appearance at a preview of that film on Sunday. Here is the podcast of his Q&A.

The IFC Center and Film Forum are just a few blocks from each other. He didn't have far to travel on Sunday between screenings.

This article is related to: Movie Houses, Greek Themes, Film Fests-Domestic