Hungarian Cannes winner Jancso dead at 92

Hungarian film director Miklos Jancso, who won Best Director at Cannes in 1972, has died aged 92, his family said Friday.

Jancso gained international fame from the mid-1960s onwards for his stylish films and won the Cannes prize for his film "Red Psalm".

In 1990 he received a Golden Lion lifetime achievement award at the Venice Film Festival. He twice won Hungary's Kossuth Prize, the highest state decoration for cultural achievement.

A critic of the communist regime during the 1970s and 1980s, he also joined a civil group that campaigned for the legalisation of marijuana.


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