Thanassis Vassiliou is a lecturer in Film Studies at the University of Poitiers, France. He has ten years of experience as a camera operator and was the assistant of Theo Angelopoulos during the pre-production of his last film Dust of Time (2008). He is the author or the monograph on Theo Angelopoulos Penser le cinéma en peintre, le cinéma de Théo Angelopoulos rencontre la peinture (published by PUP, 2016). His area of interest is the relationship between history and cinema and he is currently working on the newsreels during the dictatorship of the Colonels.