Costa-Gavras on Political Filmmaking

Inside Criterion / Sneak Peeks — Jun 2, 2015

Having made such urgent, ripped-from-the-headlines, international dramas as Z, The Confession, State of Siege, and Missing, it stands to reason that the Greek director Costa-Gavras is often referred to as a political filmmaker. But in this excerpt from a wide-ranging conversation the filmmaker had with historian Peter Cowie for our recent release of State of Siege, he entertainingly explains how all films are political, and that even those whose politics are worn on their sleeves must endeavor to engage us emotionally.