Turning the events preceding the 1960s military junta in Greece into a kinetic political thriller, Costa-Gavras' Z (1969) is a cinematically compelling argument against state repression. In a story based on the assassination of pacifist Gregoris Lambrakis, Greek expatriate Costa-Gavras' French New Wave techniques create visual energy and documentary immediacy while humanizing the Lambrakis analogue (Yves Montand) and his wife (Irene Papas). 1960S
Hydra is a small island located 400km S of Pireus End of the 1950s, artist community blossomed Photo was taken in 1960 There are still no cars on the island, and has been elected “Best preserved island of the Mediterranean”The island got electricity as late as into the 1960s, and Leonard Cohen started on the song “Bird on a Wire” the day he saw the wires outside his window.
Constantine "Costa" Manos (born 1934 in South Carolina): Thrace. 1964. Greeting an elder. "A Greek Portfolio" p.48. © Costa Manos/Magnum Photos