200 YEARS GREEKS AND INNOVATION
1998

Theo Aggelopoulos wins the Palm D' Or at the Cannes Film Festival

For his movie "An eternity and one day" Theodoros Angelopoulos (1935-2012), or Theo, as the international community knew him, won the Palm D' Or at the Cannes Film Festival in 1998. He has been awarded prizes for most of his movies and the entirety of his work at major film festivals, meanwhile, he's recognized as one of the greatest directors of all times. His final movie, "The Other Sea," the third part of his "trilogy of modern Greece," remained incomplete because the great filmmaker, who according to their personal testimony influenced among others, Kurosawa, Bergman, Wenders and Tarkovsky, was killed by a passing motorcycle while shooting at Drapetsona. In the movie "The Other Sea," Aggelopoulos used a director's ploy, the staging of Bertolt Brecht's Three-Penny Opera, to commence a profound mapping of the crisis in Greece focusing on the refugee and immigrant issues.