Award-winning Greek director Theo Angelopoulos died in an Athens hospital on Tuesday following a road accident. The Greek master was hit by a motorcycle while crossing a street in the evening and later succumbed to internal injuries and a cerebral haemorrhage. He was 76. Angelopoulos was known for such films as 1988’s Landscape In The Mist, 1995’s Ulysses’ Gaze and 1998’s Cannes Palme d’Or winner Eternity And A Day. According to reports, Angelopoulos was shooting his latest film, The Other Sea about the Greek debt crisis. Upon the news of Angelopoulos’ passing, Greek government spokesman Pantelis Kapsis told Agence France Presse, “We are all in mourning for this great director, who has honored his homeland with his work.”
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