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Hungarian director and screenwriter Miklos Jancso, winner of 1972 Cannes prize, dies at 92

January 31, 2014 - 3:16 AM

BUDAPEST, Hungary - Hungarian filmmaker Miklos Jancso, winner of the best director award at the 1972 Cannes film festival, has died. He was 92.

Jancso's death on Friday after a long illness was announced by Association of Hungarian Film Artists.

Known for his long shots and for depicting the passage of time in his historical epics merely by changes of costume, Jancso won his Cannes award for "Red Psalm," about an 19th century peasant revolt.

In the 1960s, critics?? ranked Jancso alongside such great directors Michelangelo Antonioni and Ingmar Bergman. However, it was his use of scantily clad women, symbolizing defencelessness, which drew big audiences in prudish communist Hungary.

Jancso was born September 27, 1921, in Vac, a small town north of Budapest.

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