Costa-Gavras: ‘What we have here is a film, a show’

Costa-Gavras sat patiently in one of the many lounges of the Hotel Excelsior on the Lido in Venice, taking questions from successive groups of three or four journalists. He looked tired, but also happy, smiling. I asked him if he's ready for the things he's bound to read and hear when his latest film, "Adults in the Room," a drama based on former Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis' controversial account of the white-knuckle negotiations with Greece's creditors in the first half of 2015, opens in Athens next month. "But that's why I do film," was the Paris-based Greek filmmaker's disarming response. "I am very curious to see the reactions in Greece and I'm hoping that they'll be passionate. I know that a lot of people hate some of the characters being depicted and others love them. What we have here, though, is a film, a show." The political drama had its international premiere...

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