Director had success in France
Romanian theatre director and filmmaker Lucian Pintilie, who emigrated after falling out with the communists and then made a career in France and the U.S., has died. He was 84. The Elias Hospital in Bucharest said Pintilied died Wednesday. He directed plays at the prestigious Bulandra Theatre in Bucharest in the 1960s and early ’70s. But the communists censored his work and party leader Nicolae Ceausescu personally banned one film. Pintilie moved to France and directed plays at the Theatre National de Chaillot and the Theatre de la Ville in Paris, where he staged Henrik Ibsen’s The Wild Duck and Anton Chekhov’s Three Sisters.