Costa Gavras’ «Adults in the Room» was the closing film for the 25th anniversary edition the Athens International Film Festival, September 28, 2019.
In this film, based on the book of the same title by Yanis Varoufakis, Georges plays a guest role as Greece’s ambassador to France. The film retraces Varoufakis’ five months of negotiations as the newly elected Minister of Finance in 2015, battling with the technocratic apparatus in place at the head of Europe. Costa Gavras describes his film as “a Greek tragedy in the present time”, no doubt because it became clear that despite the rational and beneficial solutions proposed by Varoufakis, Europe’s leaders’ overriding goal was to “execute” the anti-austerity government as an example to other European countries facing a budgetary deficit, and thereby plunging the Greek nation into economic depression for generations to come.
Photo: Georges with Yannis and Danae Varoufakis © TLIFE