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Director
Michael Cacoyannis

Filmography
1954 Windfall in Athens
1955 Stella
1956 A Girl in Black
1958 A Matter of Dignity
1962 Electra
1964 Zorba the Greek
1971 The Trojan Women
1977 Iphigenia
1986 Sweet Country
1992 Up, Down and Sideways
1999 The Cherry Orchard

Biography
He was born in Cyprus in 1922. He studied Law in England, Acting at the Central School of Dramatic Art and Direction at the Old Vic School. He is responsible for the coming of age of Greek cinema. Thanks to him, actresses like Irene Papas, Melina Mercouri and Elly Lambeti became international stars. He has had the privilege to work with many legendary actors, such as Anthony Quinn, Alan Bates, Katherine Hepburn,Tom Courtenay,Vanessa Redgrave, Jane Alexander, Charlotte Rampling, et al. Most of his films became international successes.

Year Sacred to theMemory of Nikos Kazantzakis

Zorba the Greek / Michael Cacoyannis

A young Englishman comes to Crete to take over a mine that he has inherited.There, he meets and becomes partners with Zorba, a tough, instinctive man who will change the young man’s outlook on life. Zorba, an impulsive fortune-hunter with a lust for life, becomes the young man’s mentor. In the end, their venture fails, the Englishman’s relationship with a young widow ends in tragedy, yet Zorba still manages to retain his optimistic faith in life.


Director:Michael Cacoyannis
Script:Michael Cacoyannis (based on the novel by Nikos Kazantzakis
Cinematography:Walter Lassally
Editing:John Dwyre
Sound:Mikes Damalas
Music:Mikis Theodorakis
Sets:Vassilis Fotopoulos
Costumes:Vassilis Fotopoulos
Make up:Monique Archambault, Alex Archambault
With:Anthony Quinn (Zorbas), Alan Bates (Vassilis), Irene Papas (widow), Lila Kedrova (madame Hortense), Yorgos Fountas (Maνrantonis), Eleni Anoussaki (Lola), Takis Emanouil (Manolakas), Sotiris Moustakas (Mimithos), Yorgos Vogiatzis (Pavlo), Anna Kyriakou (Soul)
Producer:Michael Cacoyannis
Production:20th Century Fox, Rochley
Production Country:Greece - U.S.A.
Format:35mm, B&W
Duration:142'
Production Year:1963-64
Screening Schedule
OLYMPION:Wednesday, November 21, 2007 - 23:30
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