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Greek Director Theo Angelopoulos Killed In Road Accident


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Theo Angelopoulos has been killed in a road accident, aged 76. The Greek director was among the most revered of his country's film industry since starting his career in 1967, following the coup that started the Greek Military DICtatorship at the time - the ensuing movies understandably taking a serious politic slant. In 1995 he won the Grand Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival for his film 'Ulysses' Gaze' which starred American actor Harvey Keitel, three years on from that he took the prestigious festival's biggest prize of them all by taking the Palme D'Or for his picture 'Eternity And A Day,' which starred Swiss actor Bruno Ganz

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Almodovar + Amenabar Lead European Film Awards Nominations


Pedro Almodovar Bad Education Alejandro Amenabar The Sea Inside Penelope Cruz Imelda Staunton Javier Bardem Bruno Ganz Head-On Vera Drake The Chorus A Hole In My Heart Theo Angelopoulos Agnes Jaoui

Pedro Almodovar's Bad Education, Alejandro Amenabar's The Sea Inside and FAITH AKIN's HEAD ON are the films leading the way for the upcoming EUROPEAN FILM AWARDS with five nominations apiece.

The trio are up for the major categories of Best Director and Best Film.

Meanwhile, Penelope Cruz and Imelda Staunton will battle it out for the Best Actress prize and Javier Bardem and Bruno Ganz are up for the Best Actor honour.

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