Acclaimed Greek director Costas Gavras is to be appointed honorary doctor of the Faculty of the Fine Arts Film Department of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH). The University is honoring him for his work and contribution to the cinematic art and the promotion of Greece internationally.
His nomination will be held on Jan. 28, at 7:00 p.m., in the ceremony hall of the AUTH. He will address academics and students of the faculty followed by the screening of his film The Axe (Le Couperet).
Students will be given the chance to meet with Gavras on Jan. 29, in the projection room of the Film Department in Stavroupoli, where he is going to deliver a masterclass.
The director will provide specific details over his work, his methodology and cinematic language, and will answer questions raised by the students.