Photo from Giorgos Arvanitis’ masterclass with distinguished guest Theo Aggelopoulos.
Arvanitis has been an important figure in the Greek film industry , having worked on many films produced by Finos Films. In 1968, he worked on Theo Angelopoulos ‘s first short film Εκπομπή (Broadcast). Since then, he has worked in every single one of Angelopoulos’ movies, including award- winning Eternity and a Day (Palme d’or, Cannes 1998). He has worked with some of the greatest Greek directors such as Dinos Katsouridis , Pantelis Voulgaris, Michael Cacoyannis (Iphigenia (1977) with Irene Papas), Jules Dassin (Cri de femmes 1978 with Melina Mercouri). He received the Osella for Best Cinematography at the Venice International Film Festival for the movie Australia directed by Jean-Jacques Adrien . Since then he has worked with directors such as Volker Schlöndorff (Homo Faber (1991), Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne , Marco Bellochio (Il sogno della farfallafarfalle) for which he received the Best Photography prize at the Gramado in 1994), Goran Paskaljevic (Someone Else’s America (1994), Marco Ferreri, Bruno Podalydès, Agnieszka Holland (Total Eclipse with Leonardo DiCaprio), Amos Gitai, Nikos Panayiotopoulos and the very controversial Catherine Breillat.