Filmmaker Lucian Pintilie dies at 84
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., died Wednesday. He was 84. He directed plays at the prestigious Bulandra Theater in Bucharest in the 1960s and early 70s. However, his work was censored by the communists and one film was personally banned by Communist leader Nicolae Ceausescu. He moved to France and directed plays at the Theatre National de Chaillot and the Theatre de la Ville in Paris, and directed operas in France, Britain and Italy and plays in Minneapolis and Washington.