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Z (N/C 15+)

18 November

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  • A Autism friendly
  • C Captioned
  • D Dementia friendly


In 1968 the world was exploding, millions of students and workers were on the march in every square of every city. One piece of shrapnel that rocketed out of those times was Costa Gavras’ film Z, a political thriller that is just as searing today as it was then.

As revolution was being threatened in Paris, Soviet tanks rolled over Prague’s cobblestoned streets. And while students were being massacred in Mexico City, in Greece democracy was being demolished with every sign of dissent there squashed beneath the bloody boots of military men. The letter Z was the symbol used by all those people who were attacked during those seven years of junta rule during which Gavras’ film itself was also banned.

Screening to mark the 100th anniversary of actor Yves Montand’s birth, this is a powerful feature that filmmakers including Paul Greengrass and Aki Kaurismäki have listed in their top 10 of all time.

The best films are those that don’t just tell a story, but also create an experience. Z certainly has that impact.

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  • Director Costa-Gavras
  • Cast Jean-Louis Trintignant, Yves Montand, Irene Papas
  • Country Algeria/France
  • Year of Production 1969
  • Language French with English subtitles
  • Running Time 2h7m
  • Certificate N/C 15+

All Monday to Friday shows before 5pm have capacity capped at 50% (unless otherwise stated). All other screenings have full unlimited seating capacity (unless otherwise stated).

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