July 22, 2011 By

Filmmaker Miklos Jancso, Dies at 92

5_2Miklos Jancso, Hungarian film director and screen writer, died on Friday. He was aged 92. His death was announced by the Association of Hungarian Film Artists with no further details disclosed, The Associated Press reported.

He directed films for more than fifty years and rose to fame with films like “The Round-Up”, “The Red and the White” and “Red Psalm”.Jancso’s films are known for stylized visual effects, long shots, rural settings and complex camera movements with the abuse of power, the frequent theme of his films. “Red Psalm”, a nineteenth century peasant revolt, won him the best director award at the 1972 Cannes Film Festival.  Jancso received lifetime achievement awards from the Cannes Film Festival in 1979, the Venice Film Festival in 1990 and the Budapest Film Festival in 1994.

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