Panos Koutras’ movies tap a moral vein to investigate the rights and wrongs of society up close and personal.
He steers clear of classical grandeur, and ask you to surrender to humanity’s rough and ready vitality.
Born in Athens, Panos H Koutras studied at London’s International Film School and later at the Sorbonne in Paris.
In 1995, he founded the company 100% Synthetic Films in Athens and began writing his first feature film, releasing his debut feature Attack of the Giant Moussaka in 2000, a movie which went on to achieve cult status.
His movie "Strella", ( international title: A Woman’s Way ) is about the relationship between a 45-year-old ex-convinct and a 25-year-old transgender woman, presented in Toronto and Berlin respectively is perhaps the most important cultural contribution in recent years to thinking about oedipalization within queer kinship, as well as about contemporary challenges to understandings of sexuality .
His fourth film "Xenia", – a portrait of two immigrants an odyssey and flamboyant ode to everlasting love, was selected for Un Certain Regard in 2014.
5 questions to the writer, director Panos Koutras
Antoine D' Agata / ' Worship '
A cartoon by Disney. Or Pixar now that I think of it.
If the world was to be destroyed it would be a great chance to start all over as a cartoon.
I have never been to Neverland and I am longing to go for many years now.
So I will be more than happy, I will be overexcited!
Many. Oh so many!
Being who I am to start with! And I am serious.
Oh I don't know really but it seems to me that a Shakespearean tragedy would sum it up quite well! Richard the 3rd probably? Hamlet?
Right dosage of everything of course.
Letting go though on persistence, lightness ,hard work,
drugs and occasionally some good sex