ADULTS IN THE ROOM "Behind closed doors, a human tragedy plays out."

A film based on the book Adults in the Room: My Battle with Europe’s Deep Establishment, the political memoirs of Yanis Varoufakis, the Greek economist, academic, philosopher and politician. After the screening there will be a discussion with the director Costa-Gavras.


"The film is a reflection on real events, recounted via cinematographic logic and constraints of space and time. It is the meaning of the actual facts that interests me, not the anecdotes. In this story, it is the human adventure that matters most: how these events affected the social, economic and political life of society, and not only that of Greece."




A universal theme, a story of people trapped in an inhuman network of power. The brutal circle of Eurogroup meetings, imposing on Greece a dictatorship of austerity with utter disregard for humanity and compassion. A claustrophobic trap with no way out, exerting pressure on the protagonists and finally dividing them. A tragedy in the Ancient Greek sense: the characters are neither good nor evil, but rather driven by the consequences of their own conception of the right thing to do. A tragedy befitting our very modern times.



Directed by: Costa-Gavras
Script: Costa-Gavras
Cinematography by: Jorgos Arvanitis
Music: Alexandre Desplat
Edited by: Costa-Gavras, Lambis Charalampidis
Cast: Christos Loulis, Valeria Golino, Alexandros Bourdoumis, Ulrich Tukur,
Daan Schuurmans, Christos Stergioglou  


fiction / 2019 / France, Greece / 124 min.