Greek film director Nikos Panayotopoulos passed away

Greek film director Nikos Panayotopoulos passed away

Athens, January 12, 2016/ Independent Balkan News Agency

By Olga Mavrou

Nikos Panagiotopoulos, greek director and screenwriter, died yesterday from heart attack, at the age of 74.

He was born in the island of Lesvos. He studied cinema in Sorbonne and Athens –he lived in Paris from 1960 till 1973. For some months, he lived in the same apartment in Paris with director Theodoros Angelopoulos.

When he returned to Greece, his first film (1974) was a big success (“The Colors of Iris”). His second film “The Idlers of the Fertile Valley “, was also a great success. Other successful films of his, were “A Night to Remember,” “Delivery” and “Athens-Istanbul.” With “Delivery” he participated in the Venice Festival (2005)

His latest film, “Rembrandt’s Daughter” was released 15 days ago