Saturday, May 30, 2015Saturday, May 30, 2015

Brazilian film director Coutinho killed in Rio

Published on Feb 3, 2014 7:03 AM

RIO DE JANEIRO (AFP) - Leading Brazilian film director Eduardo Coutinho was killed on Sunday in an attack at his Rio de Janeiro home, local television reported.

Initial reports suggested that the 80-year-old Coutinho's son Daniel, who suffers from mental illness, stabbed his father to death.

Coutinho's wife Maria das Dores Coutinho, 62, was in serious condition and recovering in hospital from stab wounds to the chest and liver, police said.

Among Coutinho's best known work was his 1967 drama ABC do Amor (The ABC Of Love), which he directed with Argentina's Rodolfo Kuhn.

Enjoy 2 weeks of unlimited digital access to The Straits Times. Get your free access now!