Christos Passalis was born in Thessaloniki, Greece. He graduated from the Drama School of the National Theatre of Northern Greece. In cinema, he participated as an actor in Yorgos Lanthimos’s Dogtooth (Prix Un Certain Regard, 2009 Cannes IFF, Best Foreign Language Film nomination at the 83rd Academy Awards), Syllas Tzoumerkas’ Homeland (Venice 2010) and The Miracle of the Sargasso Sea (Berlinale 2019), Vardis Marinakis’ Black Field, and Fiona Tan’s History’s Future. In theatre, he worked with various directors before founding the Blitz Theatre Group in 2004. To date, he has written, directed and acted in all 15 of the group’s performances in Theatre de la Ville, the Schabuehne, in Festival d’ Avignon, Onassis Stegi and various festivals in Europe and the world. Christos Passalis’ latest theatre work includes The Book of Myself series of theatrical performances in Athens and his co-directions with Angeliki Papoulia of Euripides’ Alkistis and Dürrenmatts’ Der Besuch der alten Dame at the Luzerner Theatre in Switzerland. His co-direction with Syllas Tzoumerkas, feature film The City and the City,had its world premiere at the Encounters Competition of the 72nd Berlinale and its North-American premiere at the New Directors/New Films by MoMA and Film at Lincoln Center. His debut feature film Silence 6-9 is in production.