Prize-winning film director Sándor Sára dies at 85

 

Sándor Sára, the Kossuth Prize-winning cinematographer and film director, who was the first chairman of Duna Televizio, has died, aged 85, the Human Resources Ministry told MTI on Sunday.

Sára, who started his career as a documentary filmmaker, developed a unique way of seeing things that helped raise the international profile of Hungarian film, the ministry said.

Sándor Sára
Photo: MTI/Szilárd Koszticsák

ra’s films were screened in more than 50 countries and were acknowledged with prizes at a number of Hungarian and international film festivals, it added.