Hungarian director and scriptwriter PETER BACSO has died at the age of 81.
The moviemaker passed away on Wednesday (11Mar09). No details of the cause of death were available as WENN went to press.
Bacso began his career in 1947 as a scriptwriter and moved on to directing in the 1960s.
His most famous work, 1969's A Tanu (The Witness), was initially banned in his native country and not shown publicly until a decade later. The movie was well received at the 1981 Cannes Film Festival in France and won Bacso international critical acclaim.
He was presented with a lifetime achievement award at this year's (09) Hungarian Film Week, which also debuted his new movie, Majdnem szuz (Almost A Virgin).