Theo Angelopoulos

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Created on: 3 Aug 2009
Filmmaker, screenwriter and film producer.

Angelopoulos studied law at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, but after his military service went to Paris to attend the Sorbonne. He soon dropped out to study film at the IDHEC (Institute of Advanced Cinematographic Studies) before returning to Greece. There, he worked as a journalist and film critic.
Angelopoulos began making films after the 1967 coup that began the Greek military dictatorship known as the Regime of the Colonels. He made his first short film in 1968 and in the 1970s he began making a series of political feature films about modern Greece: Days of '36 (Meres Tou 36, 1972), The Travelling Players (O Thiassos, 1975) and The Hunters (I Kynighoi, 1977). He quickly established a characteristic style, marked by slow, episodic and ambiguous narrative structures as well as long takes (The Travelling Players, for example, consists of only 80 shots in about four hours of film). These takes often include meticulously choreographed and complicated scenes involving many actors.

His regular collaborators include the cinematographer Giorgos Arvanitis, and the composer Eleni Karaindrou.

Angelopoulos is considered by British film critics Derek Malcolm and David Thomson as one one of the world's greatest living directors.

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  • StamatinaZ

    I love Mr. Theo Angelopoulos films. His collaborations with Mrs Eleni Karaindrou are great. Thank you so much for the great moments you share with us! For me, both you are Legends! Thank you so much dear friend Tarkovsky86 for creating this group

    8 Dec 2009 Reply
  • trolllover

    Thank you for telling me about this, I am in. I really reaaally look forward to seeing Dust of time. Probably won't be in the regular movie theatres here :/

    24 Aug 2009 Reply
  • syeg1907

    He is one of a kind. When combined, his films and Mrs. Eleni Karaindrou's music tops them all. Nothing can beat them. Touches my soul deeply. Thank you Mr. Angelopoulos, thank you Mrs. Karaindrou.

    6 Aug 2009 Reply
  • Tarkovsky86

    Welcome to "Theo Angelopoulos" group and thanks for joining!

    3 Aug 2009 Reply
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