Argyris Papadimitropoulos was born the year the Ramones released their legendary debut album, and this might somewhat explain his punk temperament.
After directing two multi-awarded shorts (Pendulum, 2003 and Tender, 2004) and receiving a Berlinale Talent Campus stamp on his film passport, Argyris went on to become the youngest Greek filmmaker to direct a box-office feature hit. Bank Bang, which came out in 2008, went on to become a major commercial and critical hit, with 500.000 BO admissions and rave reviews. The film also won the First Time Director Award from the Hellenic Film Academy.
His follow-up, 2011’s Wasted Youth, opened the 40th Rotterdam International Film Festival and has since travelled to more than 40 festivals around the world, such as Toronto, BAFICI, Karlovy Vary, Munich among others. His latest film Suntan (2016) premiered in Rotterdam Film Festival and SXSW's Narrative Spotlight. Right after that Suntan won the best film award in Edinburgh film festival, the youth jury award in Brussels and a nomination for the Lux Prize of the European Parliament. You can catch it in a festival near you and in early 2017 it will reach the US, French, Australian, British, and Korean amongst many more screens worldwide. (World Sales - Visit Films).
Argyris is constantly making films and doing whatever he can to shoot projects. Up to this day, Argyris has directed more than 200 commercials, rising to become one of Europe’s top ad directors. He often puts on his producer hat with his own Oxymoron Films, presenting the world with award-winning features such as Berlinale’s sensation At Home (2014).
Last but not least, Argyris has no hobbies whatsoever.