Thanos Anastopoulos was born in Athens. He studied Philosophy at the University of Ioannina (Greece) and made his post graduate studies at the University of Paris I and at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales. He has directed two short films, two documentaries and two theatre plays. In 2004 his first feature film "Atlas - All the weight of the world" premiered at the Rotterdam Film Festival. In 2008 his second feature film "Correction" premiered at the Berlin Film Festival (Forum). The film was invited to over 60 film festivals (including New Directors New Films - New York, Buenos Aires - BAFICI, Karlovy Vary, Sarajevo, Montreal, IndieLisboa, Vancouver, La Rochelle, Geneva...) and won numerous awards. It was selected as Greece's entry for the Foreign Language category Academy Awards, and was also nominated for the European Film Academy Awards. In 2010 he co-produced the debut feature film "Homeland" by Syllas Tzoumerkas that made its premiere at the "Settimana della Critica" section of the Venice Film Festival. One year later in 2011 he also co-produced the debut feature film "Amnesty" by Bujar Alimani who premiered at the Berlin Film Festival (Forum) and won the CICAE Award.
In 2013 Thanos Anastopoulos directed his third feature film "The Daughter". The film premiered at the Berlin Film Festival (Forum), won Best Directing, Best Screenplay and Best Photography at the Hellenic Film Academy Awards and made its North American premiere at the Toronto Film Festival.
In 2016 his latest film “L’ultima spiaggia” (co-directed with Davide Del Degan) made its world premiere in the official selection of Cannes Film Festival.