This is a Visual History Recording

Visual History with Costa-Gavras

Interviewed by: John Landis

Greek-born, naturalized French director Costa-Gavras (Z, Missing) discusses his long filmmaking career directing critically acclaimed political and social thrillers. Gavras shares his inspirations for his most well-known films, his working relationships with producers, and where the ‘dash’ in his name originated.

Costa-Gavras explains how he made Z to protest the Greek military junta.

Gavras describes how he cast Jack Lemmon against type in Missing.

Gavras explains the elements of a good film and his ethics as a filmmaker.