Was born 1933 in Greece and immigrated to Paris in the 60s. His political thriller Z, which won the Oscar® for Best Foreign Film in 1969, gave Costa-Gavras his international breakthrough. His film project EDEN IS WEST deals with illegal immigrants in the EU. Costa-Gavras’ films mostly represent a society affected by political grievances, which the director attempts to expose. From 1982 until 1987, Costa-Gavras was the director of the Cinémathèque Française in Paris. He served as the International Jury President at the 2008 Berlinale.