Costa-Gavras, the screenwriter, director, and producer who won an Oscar for his political thriller Z, is the subject of a new book by Boston College faculty members John Michalczyk and Susan Michalczyk. Costa-Gavras: Encounters with History (Bloomsbury, 2022) explores the life and work of the internationally respected director within the context of historical and socio-political events. For more than half a century, Costa-Gavras’ films have entertained and inspired, while addressing issues such as immigration, unemployment, global capitalistic greed, oppression, and the abuse of political and economic power in Europe. John Michalczyk, whose previous publications includes Costa-Gavras: The Political Fiction Film, is a professor of film studies at BC. Susan Michalczyk is an associate professor of the practice at BC. They are co-editors, along with Michael Bryant, of Hitler’s ‘Mein Kampf’ and the Holocaust: A Prelude to Genocide.
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