Greek film director died in a car accident this January.

Taking place Nov 12-28, the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival has announced that its Lifetime Achievement Award will go posthumously to Greek film director Theodoros ‘Theo’ Angelopoulos.

Angelopoulos died in a car accident this January while close to completing his latest feature The Other Sea, starring Toni Servillo, and is hailed as one of the outstanding masters of European cinema.

The award will be presented on Nov 23 at the Nokia concert hall during a concert of film music by Greek composer Eleni Karaindrou, dedicated to Angelopoulos and entitled ‘Eternity And A Day’. Karaindrou will accept the award.

“Angelopoulos is, in his films, an artist, philosopher and historian, and this is the reason why we have decided within the Greek focus to celebrate his lifetime achievement,” commented festival director Tiina Lokk.