MUMBAI: Noted Greek director Theo Angelopoulos was killed in a road accident on Tuesday while he wasshooting for his latest film The Other Sea.
The 76-year old Angelopoulos was working in Piraeus, a port city close to Athens when he met with an accident while shooting outdoor sequences.
Starting 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.
Having won the Grand Jury prize at Cannes Film Festival for Ulysses’ Gaze (1995) and Palme d’Or for Eternity and a Day (1998), Angelopoulos was honored at the 11th Mumbai Film Festival in 2009.