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Greeks Abroad: Costa Gavras

(GREEK NEWS AGENDA) On February 16 the 58th Berlin International Film Festival came to a glamorous close with an Award Ceremony attended by 1,600 guests. The International Jury was presided by the Greek-French director Costa Gavras, one of the most renowned figures of dedicated, political filmmaking. His trademark is the merging of controversial political issues with the entertainment value of cinema.

 Gavras bestowed the Festival’s higher distinction of the “Golden Bear for Best Film” to Jose Padilha for his film “The Elite Squad.” Berlin International Film Festival or “The Berlinale” is an annual mega event for the international film industry, gathering each year 19,000 film professionals from 120 countries. 

Secretariat General of Information: Global Greeks- Film