Z is a film based on the 1966 novel by Vassilis Vassilikos, addressing the events surrounding the assassination of the democratic Greek politician Grigoris Lambrakis in 1963. A film that captured the director’s outrage about the junta that then ruled Greece.
The voice of protest.
A far cry from the images of Russian tanks lumbering their way into Ukraine sporting what, for me at least, has always been a symbol of freedom lost. Defiance and testimony to a future that is yet to come. The film’s title refers to a popular Greek protest slogan meaning “he lives,” in reference to Lambrakis.
The folly of man and if we have ever needed testimony to thefuture it is now.