Born in Athens on April 27, 1935
EDUCATION: University of Athens: Faculty of LawSorbonne: Literature, Filmology, Anthropology, Universite de Paris IDHEC, Institut des Hautes Etudes Cinematographiques, Paris

Worked as a film critic at Athens newspaper "Dimokratiki Allaghi" from 1964-1967 and at the magazine "Modern Cinema"

FILMS: 35 mm

2012 THE OTHER SEA, feature
film in production
2008 THE DUST OF TIME, feature
Official selection, Berlinale 2009
2004 TRILOGY: THE WEEPING MEADOW, feature
Official Selection, Berlin Film Festival (2004)
FIPRESCI Prize, European Film Award of the Critics (2004)
Chicago International Film Festival, Special Presentation (2004)
Valladolid International Film Festival, Official Selection (2004)

1998 ETERNITY AND A DAY, feature
Gold Palm Award, Cannes (1998)
Ecumenical Prize, Cannes (1998)
1995 ULYSSEE'S GAZE, feature
Grand Prix, Cannes (1995)
FIPRESCI Award, Cannes (1995)
Felix Award, Best European Film of the Year (1995)
1991 THE SUSPENDED STEP OF THE STORK, feature
Official Selection, Cannes Film Festival (1991)
1988 LANDSCAPE IN THE MIST, feature
Silver Lion, Best Director, Venice (1988)
FIPRESCI, Venice, (1988)
CICAE Art House Prize (1988)
Pasinetti Award (1988)
Golden Hugo Award, Chicago Film Festival (1988)
Silver Plaque for Best Cinematography, Chicago Film Festival (1988)
Felix Award, Best European Film of the Year (1989)
1986 THE BEEKEEPER, feature
Official Selection, Venice Film Festival
1984 VOYAGE TO CYTHERA, feature
Best Screenplay, Cannes (1984)
FIPRESCI Award, Cannes (1984)
Critics Award, Rio Film Festival
1982 ATHENS, documentary
1981 ONE VILLAGE, ONE VILLAGER, documentary
1980 O MEGALEXANDROS, feature
Gold Lion, Venice Film Festival (1980)
FIPRESCI Award, Venice Film Festival (1980)
New Cinema Award, Venice Film Festival (1980)
1977 THE HUNTERS, feature
Official Selection, Cannes (1977)
Golden Hugo Award, Chicago Film Festival (1978)
1975 THE TRAVELLING PLAYERS, feature
Directors’ Fortnight, Cannes (1975)
FIPRESCI Grand Prix, Cannes (1975)
Interfilm Award Berlin «Forum» (1975)
Best Film of the year, Golden Age Award , Brussels (1976)
Best Film of the Year, British Film Institute (1976)
Best Film, Thessaloniki Film Festival
Grand Prix of the Arts, Japan
Best Film of the Year, Japan
Best Film in the World 1970-1980, Italian Critics' Association
FIPRESCI 40th Best Film in the History of Cinema
1972 DAYS OF '36, feature
Directors’ Fortnight, Cannes (1973)
FIPRESCI Award, Berlin Film Festival (1973)
Best Director, Thessaloniki Film Festival (1973)
Best Cinematography, Thessaloniki Film Festival (1973)
1970 RECONSTRUCTION, feature
Best Director, Thessaloniki Film Festival (1971)
Best Cinematography, Thessaloniki Film Festival (1971)
Best Film, Thessaloniki Film Festival (1971)
Best Actress, Thessaloniki Film Festival (1971)
Critics’ Prize, Thessaloniki Film Festival (1971)
Best Foreign Film, Hyeres Film Festival (1971)
Georges Sadoul Award (1971)
Special Mention, FIPRESCI (Federation Internationale de la Presse Cinematographique),
Berlin (1971)
1968 THE BROADCAST, short
Critics' Prize, Thessaloniki Film Festival
1965 FORMINX STORY, feature, unfinished

HONORS AND DISTINCTIONS:


2010 Docteur Honoris Causa, from "University of Ismir", Turkey
2009 Docteur Honoris Causa, from "University of the Aegean", Greece
2008 Docteur Honoris Causa, from "Universita di Roma", Italy
2007 Docteur Honoris Causa, from the University of Sheffield, England
2005 Grande Officiale del Ordine al Merito della Reppublica Italiana, Italy
2004 Docteur Honoris Causa, from "L'Universite Stendhal-Grenoble3", France
2001 Docteur Honoris Causa, from the University of Essex, England
1999 Officier de la Legion d' Honneur, by the President of the French Republic
1996 Officier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, Centre National de la Cinematographie,
Department of Arts and Letters, France
1995 Docteur Honoris Causa, from «L'Universite Libre de Bruxelles», Belgium
1992 Chevalier de la Legion d'Honneur, by the President of the French Republic
1985 Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, by the Cultural Ministry of France