Monday, September 22, 2014

Remembering Peter von Bagh (announcement)

Photo: Ari Aalto (Kansalliskirjasto). Click to enlarge.
Peter von Bagh is dead. He died last Wednesday, 17 September 2014, surrounded by his loved ones. He died with his boots on. New films and books were in the making. Retrospectives and trips had been booked.

I had met him a week earlier, and during the long and focused meeting we went through a lot. His energy and wit were undiminished. He knew what was coming, and he faced it soberly. With a gentle sense of humour he created a jovial atmosphere even in terminal circumstances.

4 comments:

Ilkka Kujala said...

I am deeply saddened by the news, which came unexpectedly to me. A truly great movie man is gone.

Ilkka Kujala

Anonymous said...

Elokuvahistoria antaa ikuisen elämän/History of cinema gives eternal life. Elokuvakerho, Korppi

Jean-Pierre Berthomé, France said...

Peter loved cinema so much that his cinephilia seemed to know no boundaries nor weariness. He was also a brillantly enthusiastic ambassador of Finnish arts, and a most precious friend. We shall all miss him.

Miguel Marías said...

Terrible news. Alhough his last e-mail, on Sept.6, sounded like a goodbye. We well miss him corially,
Miguel Marías & Mary Reyes