Adults in the Room allows us to understand more of what happened in 2015 when Greece defied the EU. After some years of economic pressure, the country refused to pay its debts unless the terms were renegotiated. In the middle of this political storm stood the charismatic Minister of Finance, Yanis Varoufakis. In director and scriptwriter Costa-Gavras’ film, the story is centred around Varoufakis – portrayed like a David against Goliath, or a Greek hero in the battle against chaos.
According to Costa-Gavras, «you never forget the country of your birth, especially when it is a country like Greece.» As a young man, he emigrated to France and made, among others, the film Z as a critique against the military regime in Greece at the time. In Adults in the Room, he sheds light on the fact that it’s not the banks, but the people of Greece who’s suffered the most because of the harsh economic climate. The film is inspired by Yanis Varoufakis’ book with the same name, which was published in 2017. The Guardian considered it «one of the greatest political memoirs ever.» Despite the dark theme, Costa-Gavras’ film is theatrical and playful, considered by many as one of the best infotainment films to watch now.
Director Costa-Gavras and producer Michele Ray-Gavras will be present to introduce the premiere screening of the film on Tuesday the 3rd of March at 6 pm. After the film, there'll be a discussion between Costa-Gavras, Michele Ray-Gavras and film consultant Kalle Løchen.