Kalliopi Legaki

Kalliopi Legaki

Director, Writer


Kalliopi Legaki is a Greek director of feature films, television series, commercials, and documentaries. She was born in Athens, Greece in 1971 and grew up in a small village called Glyfada. She graduated from the School of Fine Arts in Athens and then went on to study Film Direction at the National Film and Television School in London.

Legaki’s feature film debut was in 2008 with the drama "I Love You, I Love You Not". She has since gone on to direct a number of award-winning films such as "The Eternal Return of Antonis Paraskevas" (2013) which won the Best Feature Film Award at the Montreal World Film Festival. Her other feature films include "The Silent Sea" (2017) which won the Best Screenplay Award at the Athens International Film Festival, and "And Then We Danced" (2019) which won the Un Certain Regard Award at Cannes.

Legaki’s television credits include a number of popular series such as "The Island" (2014) which received six Emmy nominations and "The Bridge" (2016) which won the Best TV Series Award at the Hellenic Film Academy Awards. She has also directed several documentaries, most notably "The Last Day of the Year" (2014) which was nominated for Best Documentary at the Hellenic Film Academy Awards.

Legaki is a passionate advocate for female filmmakers and is a founding member of the Greek Women Directors Network. She is also a vocal supporter of the #MeToo movement and has spoken out on the need for greater diversity in the film industry.

Legaki’s work has been praised for its sensitive and nuanced approach to complex and often under-represented topics. She has a unique style that blends realism and fantasy, and her films have resonated with audiences around the world. Legaki is one of the most important and influential directors in the Greek film industry and her work has been recognized with numerous awards and nominations.

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