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CULTURE & COMMUNICATION / Costa-Gavras’ 'Adults in the Room': a critical review
Date of publication at Tlaxcala: 08/12/2019
Original: Force et limites du film Adults in the Room de Costa-Gavras
Translations available: Español 

Costa-Gavras’ 'Adults in the Room': a critical review

Éric Toussaint Ερίκ Τουσέν اِریک توسان

Translated by  Mike Krolikowski  -  Christine Pagnoulle

 

In his latest work film director Costa-Gavras seeks to denounce the brutality with which European politicians treated the 2015 Greek crisis. Very commendable, but it is also regrettable that so much more is ignored.

Costa-Gavras is one of the great film-makers whose work is a permanent outcry against injustice. His political films have contributed towards exposing dark periods of the 20th century: Z was set in the Greek struggles of the 1960s; Missing denounced the repressive methods of certain Latin American dictatorships in the 1970s and the US government collusion; The Confession which denounced the Stalinist regimes in the soviet Bloc; Amen exposed the Vatican’s passivity and even complicity when faced with the crimes of the Nazis and the Holocaust; Capital, showed up the nature of modern capitalism. These films are references in the struggles against social injustice.

Adults in the Room enriches this anthology and it is pleasing to see that after Z, Costa-Gavras devotes another opus to Greece and the events that shook the whole of Europe in 2015.

Varoufakis, the principal witness

The main focus of the film is the European leaders’ brutal behaviour towards the Greek government, their determination to prevent the government of Alexis Tsipras from breaking the chains of austerity they had imposed through the Memorandums of Understanding (MoU) that, as Yanis Varoufakis asserts in the film, were to the benefit of French and German banks at the expense of the Greek people.

To build his narrative, Costa-Gavras relied so closely on the narrative written by the former Minister of Finance that he gave his film the same title - 'Adults in the Room'. [Read also Yanis Varoufakis’s Account of the Greek Crisis: a Self-Incrimination]

By basing his film on Varoufakis’s first hand account, Costa-Gavras succeeded in putting the totally undemocratic attitudes of European leaders into the spotlight. This is very important.

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Courtesy of CADTM
Source: https://plus.lesoir.be/261572/article/2019-11-20/force-et-limite-du-film-adults-room-de-costa-gavras
Publication date of original article: 26/11/2019
URL of this page : http://www.tlaxcala-int.org/article.asp?reference=27601

 

Tags: Adults in the roomCosta-GavrasVaroufakisEurocracyDestruction of GreeceLethal MemorandaUErope
 

 
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