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Greek director, Kostas Koutsomitis, died at 78


An important Greek director, Kostas Koutsomitis, mostly known for his work for television, died today, after being hospitalised in order to deal with severe health problems.

Born in Grevena, Macedonia, in 1938, he studied film direction at the Vienna Film School and directed his first movie in 1965, a short film named “The Room”.

In television he debuted in 1971, directing the series “Agnostos Polemos” (“Unknown War”) that was aired in Greek State Television. He directed some of the most successful series in Greek television, won one cinema award for best screenplay and three Greek television awards. His series were usually based in the novels of famous Greek writers such as Dido Sotiriou, Lili Zografou, Dora Giannakopoulou, Giannis Xanthoulis and others.

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