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Costa-Gavras to Receive San Sebastian Career Achievement Donostia Award

Costa-Gavras to Receive San Sebastian Career Achievement Donostia Award

Costa-Gavras, the Greek-born France-based director of some of the most famed movies of political cinema, from 1969’s “Z” to 1981’s “Missing,” will receive a career achievement Donostia Award at this September’s 67th San Sebastian Film Festival.

The filmmaker will collect his prize on Sept. 21 at a ceremony held at San Sebastian’s Victoria Eugenia, where his latest film, “Adults in the Room,” will screen.

The feature is the cinematic adaptation of the book of the same title written by former Greek minister of finance Yanis Varoufakis.According the film’s synopsis, it marks a portrayal of a group of politicians “trapped in an inhuman network of power” in a “brutal circle of Eurogroup meetings which imposed on Greece a dictatorship of austerity.” It’s described as a modern-day tragedy which chronicles the brief six months Varoufakis served in his position.

Costa-Gavras’ was last in San Sebastian in 2012 when his

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