Film director and screenwriterDied when: 75 years 282 days (909 months)
Star Sign: Aries
Theodoros "Theo" Angelopoulos (/ˌændʒəˈlɒpəlɒs/;Greek: Θεόδωρος Αγγελόπουλος; 27 April 1935 – 24 January 2012) was a Greek filmmaker, screenwriter and film producer.
He dominated the Greek art film industry from 1975 on, and 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' films, described by Martin Scorsese as that of "a masterful filmmaker", are characterized by the slightest movement, slightest change in distance, long takes, and complex, carefully composed scenes.
His cinematic method is often described as "sweeping" and "hypnotic." In 1998 his film Eternity and a Day went on to win the Palme d'Or at the 51st edition of the Cannes Film Festival, and his films have been shown at many of the world's esteemed film festivals.