18th LAGFF 2024

Yani Spanos: A Life Behind the Marquee

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A discovery of the incredible musical journey of the great Greek composer Yani Spanos (Γιάννης Σπανός), setting off from small-town Kiato to major collaborations in Paris, and ultimately his huge success in Greece. With rare documents and interviews and through the eyes of a devoted fan, we explore why Spanos chose to stay behind the scenes, letting his music steal the spotlight.


Aris Dorizas was born in Athens in 1980. He studied sound engineering and has worked in the music industry and television. Since 2011, he's been the founder and producer at Whatever Productions. He collects records and looks for a place to fit them. This is his first directorial attempt.



2024, Thessaloniki International Documentary Festival 

2024, Lift Off Tokyo

  • Year
  • Runtime
    117 minutes
  • Language
  • Country
  • Premiere
    North American Premiere
  • Subtitle Language
  • Director
    Aris Dorizas
  • Screenwriter
    Aris Dorizas
  • Producer
    Whatever Productions
  • Cast
    Giannis Spanos
  • Cinematographer
    Giorgos Geranios, Giorgos Gioulis
  • Editor
    Apostolos Milionis
  • Music
    Giannis Spanos