FIPRESCI 90 PLATINUM AWARD TO COSTA-GAVRAS
Tonight, the Award for the 90th Anniversary of Fipresci is assigned to another great European film director, whose cinematic opus was mostly dedicated to political and social commitment: Academy Award winner Costa-Gavras.
An unconventional film director whom we are even more pleased to award here at Bif&st 2015, dedicated to another of the founding fathers of European political cinema: Francesco Rosi.
Through stories full of honesty and free of compromises, Costa-Gavras analyzed and exposed the apparatus and distortions revolving around Power, granting us fierce emotions. Films such as Zed, The Confession, Music Box, Missing, Mad City, Amen and The Axe – to name just a few titles of a career spanning over 40 years – are the greatest proof of the foresight and strength of this great director, whom we wish to honor for his courage and willingness to truthfully explore politics and power