Giorgos (or Yorgos) Arvanitis (born February 22, 1941) is a Greek cinematographer. Arvanitis was born in the village of Dilofo, Greece. Having received an education as an electrician in the construction sector, he started working in the movies business in his early 20s, advancig from 2nd camera assistant to finally become a director of photography.
Arvanitis has been an important figure in the Greek film industry, having worked on many films produced by Finos Films. In 1968, he worked one the Theo Angelopoulos’s first short film Εκπομπή (Broadcast). Since then, he has worked in every single on of Angelopoulos’ movies, including award-winning Eternity and a Day (Palme d’or, Cannes 1998), except for the very last trilogy he is currently shooting (The Weeping Meadow – trilogy).
During his career, his has worked with some of the greatest Greek directors such as Dinos Katsouridis, Pantelis Voulgaris, Michael Cacoyannis (Iphigenia (1977) with Irene Papas), Jules Dassin (Cri… read more