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51st Directors’ Fortnight May 15-25, 2019

Lefteris Xanthopoulos

He was born in Athens and studied Law and cinema. He graduated at the London Film School and was a film critic. He made documentaries awarded in Grece an abroad. He is famous for his three parts work on imigration ( three short films ): La communauté grecque à Heidelberg (1976), Jorgos de Sotirianika (1978) et A Athènes aujourd’hui. He made his first feature film Bon retour au pays, camarade, in 1985, awarded in Locarno. He also was a director for TV.