Condolences for Theo Angelopoulos


The Thessaloniki International Film Festival would like to express its deepest sorrow on the death of Theo Angelopoulos.
Theo Angelopoulos has written his own chapter in the history of cinema. His work ranks among the very best of the most significant directors internationally. His allegorical images have portrayed History, collective memory and politics through small, human stories.

He gave us a cinema of priceless emotions and ideas. An intellectual, a thinker, a poet of images, Theo Angelopoulos leaves us all the richer through his work, all the poorer through his absence.
His loss is particularly hard for us, the people of the Thessaloniki International Film Festival, who worked closely with him for a number of years and developed emotional ties.

We send our most sincere condolences to Phoebe and his children.