PAL ERDOSS, a Hungarian director whose movies were famous for their social themes, died yesterday (14FEB07) after a brief illness. He was 60. Erdoss, whose films had features at the Cannes Film Festival, had won the Bela Balazs Prize for directors and received numerous awards for cinematography during his career. He is best known for THE PRINCESS, COUNTDOWN, and TOLERANCE, which exemplified his documentary style of direction and carried strong social themes. His last film, the 2006 release LADS OF BUDAKESZI, about the 1956 anti-Soviet uprising, was screened at the 38th Hungarian Film Week in Budapest, which ended last week (ENDS09FEB07).