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Theo Angelopoulos dies in road accident

25 January 2012 / 14:01:42  GRReporter
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The great Greek filmmaker Theo Angelopoulos died in a silly accident while filming his latest movie in the Athens suburb of Drapetsona. Angelopoulos was crossing the street when a motorcycle driven by a special guard hit him. The guard was not on duty at the time of the accident. The 77-year-old filmmaker was taken to Metropolitan Hospital in the suburb of Faliro, where he died several hours later.
    Theo Angelopoulos was one of the most successful Greek filmmakers. He won the Golden Lion award for the film Alexander the Great at the festival in Venice in 1980. In 1998, he won the Golden Palm of Cannes Film Festival for the film Eternity and a Day. His works have been awarded at the Thessaloniki Film Festival and numerous festivals in Europe, the USA and Australia.
    "I believe that we are constantly making the same film. We are predestined to make only one film, write only one book and only one poem. And thanks to repetition, it becomes a song,", Angelopoulos said in 2008 when he received the gold medal of the Circulo de Bellas Artes Academy in Madrid.

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