Award winning Greek filmmaker Theo Angelopoulos has been killed in a road accident in Athens.
The 76-year-old sustained serious head injuries after he was hit by a motorcycle while crossing a road in the Greek capital.
The motorcyclist, an off duty police officer, was also injured in the collision.
The director was hard at work on his latest film “The Other Sea” when he died.
Born in Athens in 1935 his career spanned some 40 years he won the Grand Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival for “Ulysees’ Gaze” in 1995 and three years later picked up the Palme d ‘Or for “Eternity and a Day.”
His themes in the main dealt with Greece’s recent history exile, immigration and war, he said last year that he wanted the Greek financial crisis to be the theme of his next movie.
Filmmaker Theo Angelopoulos has died