Thanassis Karathanos studied political and social sciences in Athens. In 1998 he co-founded the film production company Twenty Twenty Vision in Berlin and in 2003 Pallas Film in Hallle. He is member of the European Film Academy and the German Film Academy. In 2008, he won an APSA as a producer of Sergey Dvortsevoy’s Tulpan, which won Best Feature Film. Other noteworthy films that Karathanos has produced include Paul Verhoeven’s Elle and Ajami, which was directed by Scandar Copti and Yaron Shani. Both films were nominated for an Academy Award(r). He also helped produce Olivier Assayas’ Clouds of Sils Maria and Centaur, a 2017 APSA nominee for the Cultural Diversity Award under the patronage of UNESCO.

Accolades

Aktan Arym Kubat and Cedomir Kolar and Marc Baschet and Denis Tanovic and Thanassis Karathanos and Martin Hampel and Gulmira Kerimova and Denis Vaslin and Fleur Knopperts and Altynai Koichumanova and Yuji Sadai
Cultural Diversity Award under the patronage of UNESCO, 2017

Centaur

Cultural Diversity Award under the patronage of UNESCO, 2017

Centaur

Aktan Arym Kubat’s sixth features follows Centaur, a quiet, small and modest man who lives a simple life in a small Kyrgyzstan village. He is…

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Sergey Dvortsevoy and Karl Baumgartner and Valerie Fischer and Gulnara Sarsenova and Sergey Melkumov and Sergey Selyanov and Bulat Galimgereyev and Elena Yatsura and Henryk Romanowski and Thanassis Karathanos and Raimond Goebel
Best Feature Film, 2008

Tulpan

Best Feature Film, 2008

Tulpan

Winner, Best Feature Film, 2008 Asa’s dream is to become a sheepherder and have a flock of his own. We are introduced to Asa, handsomely turned…

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Films

Ayka
2018

Ayka

Kazakhstan, Russian Federation, People's Republic of China, Germany, Poland
2018

Ayka

Ayka just gave birth. She can’t afford to raise a child. She has no job, debts to be paid, not even a room of her…

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Centaur
2016

Centaur

Kyrgyzstan, France, Germany, Japan, Netherlands
2016

Centaur

Aktan Arym Kubat’s sixth features follows Centaur, a quiet, small and modest man who lives a simple life in a small Kyrgyzstan village. He is respected…

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Tulpan
2008

Tulpan

Kazakhstan, Russian Federation, Switzerland, Poland, Germany
2008

Tulpan

Winner, Best Feature Film, 2008 Asa’s dream is to become a sheepherder and have a flock of his own. We are introduced to Asa, handsomely…

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The Human Resources Manager
2010

The Human Resources Manager

Israel, Germany, France, Romania
2010

The Human Resources Manager

The film tells the story of a bakery’s human-resources manager (unnamed, like most of the film’s characters) who reluctantly travels to Eastern Europe to bring…

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An
2015

An (Sweet Bean)

Japan, France, Germany
2015

An (Sweet Bean)

Winner, Best Performance by an Actress, 2015 The sweet red bean jam called an is the lifeblood of the little pastry shop run by the…

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