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Costa-Gavras, "EDEN IS WEST"

Elias is an immigrant seeking for a new home. He comes from the East to discover the West. He will wander unknown places, meet many different people, face attitudes and facts he used to ignore. And all that because he has a great wish: to survive and to build a new life. Elias' epic errantry will reach completion in a "magic" way, in Paris.


  • ColCoa Film Festival/City of Lights City of Angels, Los Angeles, USA, 2009:
    • Critic's Award
  • Berlin Film Festival (Panorama,) Germany, 2009, screening
  • Melbourne Film Festival, Australia, 2009
  • Pula Film Festival, Croatia, 2009
  • Human Rights Watch International Film Festival, New York, USA, 2009, screening
  • Festival del Cinema Europeo, Lecce-Italy, 2009
  • Traverse City Film Festival, USA, 2009
  • St George Brisbane International Film Festival, Australia, 2009
  • New York Rendez Vous with French Cinema Today, New York, USA, 2009
  • French Film Festival in Japan, Tokyo-Osaka, Japan, 2009
  • Griechische Filmwoche, Munich, 2009, screening
  • Bursa International Silk Road Film Festival, Turkey, 2009, screening
  • San Francisco Greek Film Festival, USA, 2012, screening


Directed byCosta-Gavras
ScreenplayCosta-Gavras, Jean Claude Grumberg
CinematographyPatrick Blossier
EditingYannick Kergoat
MusicArmand Amar
CastRiccardo Scamaccio, Julliane Kohler, Eric Caravaca, Lea Wiazemsky, Igor Rapopov, Ulrich Tukur, Ieroklis Michailidis, Anny Loulou, Marissa Triantafillidi, Konstantinos Markoulakis, Arto Apartian, Tasos Costis, Odysseas Papaspiliopoulos, Dina Michailidi
ProductionKG Productions
Executive ProducerCL Productions
Shooting startingMarch 31, 2008
Shooting locationsAlpes, Paris, Crete
Theater ReleaseFebruary 19, 2009
2009, 35mm, color, 110', Dolby Digital