Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Theo Angelopoulos (1935 - 2012)

The Greek filmmaker was declared dead at 76 years old, at the end of boring normal day, after a motorcycle accidentally overrun him while crossing a road to the set of his former new film The Other See. Such stark introduction is as lame as tragic. A shameful prick by fate or mere bad luck. Theo Angelopoulos was considered one of the great European auteurs, Palme D'Or winner for Eternity and a Day (1998), Golden Bear nominee for Trilogy: The Weeping Meadow (2004), Silver Lion winner for Landscape and the Mist (1988). Many other accolades had he won within this triple crown of festivals (Cannes, Berlin, Venice), as six FIPRESCI awards overall or Best Screenplay for The Voyage to Cythera and the Grand Jury Prize for Ulysse's Gaze (starring Harvey Keitel) in the French Riviera.

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