Hungarian Film Director Miklós Jancsó Dies

  • 3 Feb 2014 8:00 AM
Hungarian Film Director Miklós Jancsó Dies
Multi-award winning Hungarian film director and screenwriter Miklós Jancsó, considered one of the film greats of the 1960s and 1970s, has died at the age of 92. Jancsó won best director award at the 1972 Cannes film festival for Red Psalm, and, in 1979, Cannes bestowed on him a lifetime achievement award.

He evolved his own language composed of unusually long shots panning huge spaces. In 1973, he was awarded the Kossuth Prize, the highest honour granted to Hungarian artists, for the first time.

He received the prize for the second time in 2006. In 2009 he was one of the recipients of the “Twenty Years of the Republic” honour granted to Hungarian personalities who played a key role in Hungary’s historic transition into multi-party democracy 20 years before.

He received the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement at Venice in 1990.


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