1936 – Born on the 27th of April in Athens, Greece. 1967 – Began making films after the coup that began the Greek military dictatorship known as the Regime of the Colonels. 1968 – He made his first short film. 1970-1977 – Began making a series of political feature films about modern Greece: Days of ’36 (Meres Tou 36), The Travelling Players (O Thiassos) and The Hunters (I Kynighoi). 1980 – O Megalexandros won the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival. 1988 – Landscape In The Mist (Topio stin Omichli) shared the Silver Lion at the Venice Film Festival. 1995 – Ulysses’ Gaze (To Vlemma tou Odyssea) won the Grand Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival. 1998 – Eternity and a Day (Mia aioniotita kai mia mera) won the Palme d’Or at Cannes. 2004 – Trilogy – The Weeping Meadow (Trilogia – To livadi pou dakryzei) won the European Film Academy Critics Award and Prix FIPRESCI.