The 9th Chania Film Festival starts on WEDNESDAY, 20th OCTOBER, 20.00, honoring the Memory of Mikis Theodorakis, with the film Z (1969), an emotionally gripping masterpiece: the 1963 murder of Greek politician and physician Grigoris Lambrakis and subsequent military junta served as the basis for the story.
WHEN: 20th to 30th October, starting times see ‘full programme’ below.
WHERE: Cultural Centre, Andrea Papandreou 74, Chania
The film stars Yves Montand as a prominent politician and doctor whose public murder amid a violent demonstration is covered up by military and government officials; Jean-Louis Trintignant is the tenacious magistrate who is determined not to let them get away with it.
Music by Mikis Theodorakis Z is a technically audacious and emotionally gripping masterpiece.
Languages: English /French, Greek subtitles
The film’s title means “He lives” (Ζει, pronounced: [ˈzi]), in reference to Lambrakis.
See full programme here. At the bottom of each page you will find some brief information about each film in English)
About the film festival
The Chania Film Festival is an international festival taking place on the island of Crete, at the last week of October every year. A big annual celebration of the 9th Art in the middle of autumn in the beautiful town of Chania.
An organization that quickly became an institution with international collaborations, with many parallel events, recognition and acceptance. A cinematographic event that aspires to host the best films in the field of cinema, from all around the world. A meeting place for fiction films, documentary and animation films, as well as directors, producers and actors.
Source and photo credit: Chania Film Festival 2021