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Theodoros Angelopoulos

Greek film director, screenwriter and film producer

Theodoros Angelopoulos is ...


Born 27 April 1935 in Athens
Died 24 January 2012 in Piraeus
Age 76 years, 9 months
Cause traffic accident

Sex or gender male
Country of citizenship Greece
Manner of death accident
Occupation film director, screenwriter, film producer, film critic, actor and journalist
Nominated for European Film Award for Best Director, European Film Award for Best Screenwriter, European Film Award for Best Film, European Film Academy Critics Award, Goya Award for Best European Film, European Film Award for Best Director and European Film Award: Audience Award for Best Director
Awards Arts and Culture Prize of German Catholics, Sutherland Trophy, Best Screenplay Award (Cannes Film Festival), European Film Award for Best Film, European Film Academy Critics Award and Palme d'Or

About Theodoros Angelopoulos

Theodoros "Theo" Angelopoulos (Greek: Θεόδωρος Αγγελόπουλος) (27 April 1935 – 24 January 2012) was a Greek filmmaker, screenwriter and film producer. An acclaimed and multi-awarded film director who dominated the Greek art film industry from 1975 on, Angelopoulos was one of the most influential and widely respected filmmakers in the world. He started making films in 1967. In the 1970s he made a series of political films about modern Greece. Angelopoulos' work, described by Martin Scorsese as that of "a masterful filmmaker", is characterized by slightest movement, slightest change in distance, long takes, and complex yet carefully composed scenes; his cinematic method, as a result, is often described as "sweeping" and "hypnotic." In 1998 his film Eternity and a Day went on to win the prestigious Palme d'Or at the 51st edition of the Cannes Film Festival, and his films have been shown at many of the world's most esteemed film festivals. In 2000 he was the President of the Jury at the 22nd Moscow International Film Festival. The life of Theo Angelopoulos, his work, and his passion were the subject of a documentary directed in 2008 by Elodie Lelu.

About Death

Angelopoulos died late on Tuesday, 24 January 2012, several hours after being involved in an accident while shooting his latest film, The Other Sea in Athens. The filmmaker had been with his crew in the area of Drapetsona, near Piraeus when he was hit by a motorcycle driven by an off-duty police officer, on Tuesday evening. The accident occurred when Angelopoulos, 76, attempted to cross a busy road. He was taken to the hospital, where he was treated in an intensive care unit but succumbed to his serious injuries several hours later. Before expiring, Angelopoulos suffered at least one heart attack.

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