Vet­eran di­rec­tor Koundouros dies at home aged 91

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The vet­eran Greek film di­rec­tor Nikos Koundouros died at his Athens home yes­ter­day at the age of 91.

Best known for his 1956 film “O Drakos” (The Ogre of Athens), a land­mark film noir, Koundouros had been hos­pi­tal­ized re­cently with res­pi­ra­tory prob­lems. Widely ac­claimed, his 1963 film “Young Aphrodites” won the Sil­ver Bear for best di­rec­tor at the 13th Berlin In­ter­na­tional Film Fes­ti­val. Dur­ing World War II, Koundouros was a mem­ber of the left-wing EAM-ELAS re­sis­tance, and was ex­iled to the Makro­nis­sos prison is­land. His funeral will be at the Athens First Ceme­tery on Satur­day.

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