Directed by Nico Papatakis
Directed by Nico Papatakis • 1976 • France
Starring Olga Karlatos, Roland Bertin, Philippe Adrien
One of the most shocking and transgressive films of the 1970s, this incendiary political parable centers on Galai (the fearless Olga Karlatos), an actress starring as an Arab terrorist in a film about the Algerian War. In preparation for her role and under the influence of her militant director, Galai begins to inflict torture upon herself—blurring the boundaries between performance and reality as director Nico Papatakis provocatively interrogates questions of art, authenticity, and left-wing political hypocrisy.
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Directed by Nico Papatakis • 1986 • France, Greece
Starring Hristos Tsagas, Aris Retsos, Zozo Zarpa
Nico Papatakis brilliantly dissects the soul of modern Greece in this darkly comic, cuttingly perceptive exile’s tale. Fleeing political turmoil in Greece, Ilias (Aris Retsos) travels to Paris and...
Walking a Tightrope
Directed by Nico Papatakis • 1991 • France
Starring Michel Piccoli, Lilah Dadi, Polly Walker
Based on an incident in the life of director Nico Papatakis’s former friend and collaborator Jean Genet, WALKING A TIGHTROPE casts Michel Piccoli as Marcel Spadice, a thinly veiled version of the celebra...