MUMBAI: Noted Greek director Theo Angelopoulos was killed
in a road accident on Tuesday while he wasshooting for
his latest film The Other Sea.
76-year old Angelopoulos was working in Piraeus, a port
city close to Athens when he met with an accident while
shooting outdoor sequences.
his filmmaking career with Reconstruction in 1970, Angelopoulos
then went on to make a series of political feature films
about modern Greece: Days of 36 (Meres Tou 36,
1972), The Travelling Players (O Thiassos, 1975) and
The Hunters (I Kynighoi, 1977).
The noted director was known for his distinct style
marked by slow, episodic and ambiguous narrative structures
as well as long takes.
won the Grand Jury prize at Cannes Film Festival for
Ulysses Gaze (1995) and Palme dOr for Eternity
and a Day (1998), Angelopoulos was honored at the 11th
Mumbai Film Festival in 2009.