- Natsis, Costa
- (Constantin Natsis / January 25, 1943, Rizvouni, Greece-)He studied political science and philosophy in Berlin before opting for cinema and Paris at age twenty-one. After attending the IDHEC as an unregistered student, he entered films as an assistant to André Cay-atte (1969 Les Chemins de Katmandou / UK: The Roads to Katmandu / USA: The Pleasure Pit / Dirty Dolls in Kathmandu), Pier Paolo Pasolini (1969 Medea / Médée, Italy / France / West Germany), and René Clément (1969 Le Passager de la Pluie / L'uomo venuto dalla piog-gia / USA: Rider on the Rain / USA: Rain, René Clément, France / Italy). Confronted with financial worries, he followed Jean Eustache's advice and earned his living as a taxi driver. His professional experience inspired him to complete his first feature-length film.Filmography1970 ◘ Le Monsieur d'un Mètre 55 (short; also screenwriter)1973 ◘ L'Ecole sauvage (also co-screenwriter, co-producer; co-director with Adam Pianko; shot in 1971)1999 ◘ Innocent (also screenwriter, dialogist)
Encyclopedia of French film directors . Philippe Rège. 2011.