Nikos Panayotopoulos was born in the island of Lesbos, Greece, in 1941. He studied film in Athens and began his career as an assistant director to Greek and international productions. From 1960 to 1973 Panayotopoulos lived in Paris where he attended the Film Institute of the Sorbonne University and haunted the Cinémathèque Française. Since 1973 he has been living and working in Athens. His movies include: The Idlers of the Fertile Valley (1978 – awarded Gold Leopard, Locarno International Film Festival, Silver Hugo, Chicago International Film Festival), Melodrama (1981), Edge of Night (1999), Beautiful People (2001), I’m Tired of Killing your Lovers (2002), Delivery (2004), Athens-Istanbul (2008) etc.
He is the author of: Nothing (2015).