Theo Aggelopoulos : 27/4/1935 – 24/01/2012

Born in Athens on April 27, 1935

EDUCATION: University of Athens: Faculty of Law

Sorbonne: Literature, Filmology, Anthropology, Université de Paris

IDHEC, Institut des Hautes Etudes Cinématographiques, 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’ Université Libre de Bruxelles», Belgium

1992 Chevalier de la Légion 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