Theodoros Angelopoulos

Theodoros Angelopoulos

director, writer, producer

Theodoros Angelopoulos was born on Apr 27, 1935 in Greece. Theodoros Angelopoulos's big-screen debut came with Peripeteies me tous Forminx directed by Kostas Lyhnaras in 1965. Theodoros Angelopoulos is known for Trilogia: To livadi pou dakryzei directed by Theodoros Angelopoulos, Alexandra Aidini stars as Eleni and Nikos Poursanidis as Alexis. Theodoros Angelopoulos has got 65 awards and 24 nominations so far. The most recent award Theodoros Angelopoulos achieved is Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival. The upcoming new movie Theodoros Angelopoulos plays is Invisible World which will be released on Aug 22, 2013.

Theo Angelopoulos began to study law in Athens but broke up his studies to go to the Sorbonne in Paris in order to study literature. When he had finished his studies, he wanted to attend the School of Cinema at Paris but decided instead to go back to Greece. There he worked as a journalist and critic for the newspaper "Demokratiki Allaghi" until it was banned by the military after a coup d'état. Now unemployed, he decided to make his first movie, Reconstitution (1970). Internationally successful was his trilogy about the history of Greece from 1930 to 1970 consisting of Jours de 36 (1972), Le Voyage des comédiens (1975), and Les chasseurs (1977). After the end of the dictatorship in Greece, Angelopoulos went to Italy, where he worked with RAI (and more money). His movies then became less political.

  • Birthday

    Apr 27, 1935
  • Place of Birth

    Athens, Greece

Known For


65 wins & 24 nominations

Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival
Winner - Lifetime Achievement Award
Terenci Moix International Award
Film Prize
Winner - Terenci Moix Award
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