Hungarian movie mogul PETER BASCO has died, aged 81.
The writer/director is best known for his satirical films about life in Hungary during the Stalinist era.
His films include The Witness and Oh, Bloody Life.
He made his most famous and controversial film, A Tanu (The Witness), in 1969; the movie, which was released a decade later, has since become a cult favourite in his homeland.
His final film, Almost A Virgin, debuted at the recent Hungarian Film Week, where Basco received a lifetime achievement award.