Winner of the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film in 1970, after also having been nominated for Best Picture, Z remains one of the most influential political thrillers of all time. Jean-Louis Trintignant plays a magistrate assigned to investigate the supposed accidental death of a left-wing politician, memorably played by Yves Montand. In the course of his work he uncovers a series of deceits and lies that attempt to hide the real political motivation of the killing.
This film is presented with the support of the Alliance Française de Manchester, the official centre for French language and Culture.
This screening will be introduced by Andy Willis, Professor of Film Studies at University of Salford.
This introduction will be BSL interpreted.