ZORBA THE GREEK

ZORBA THE GREEK M

Director Michael Cacoyannis
Greece/USA, , 142mins
English

The Delphi Bank 22nd Greek Film Festival concludes on a climactic high with a beloved classic that will have audiences jumping in the aisles for joy.

Anthony Quinn gives the performance of a lifetime as Zorba,a gruff and gregarious musician who befriends an uptight Anglo-Greek writer (Alan Bates) travelling through Crete to claim a small inheritance and cure his writer’s block. With Zorba tagging along for the ride, the young Englishman’s eyes are opened to the earthy pleasures of Greece in a way that is life changing.

Winner of three Academy Awards, Zorba the Greek was a feelgood smash on its release, and the origin of many Greek stereotypes. How can anyone not imitate Quinn’s famous dance finale when they hear the strains of Mikis Theodorakis’ iconic song?

“If ever the abundance of life force in man has been poured forth on the screen — and, goodness knows, many efforts to do so have been made over the years — it is done in the brilliant performance given by Anthony Quinn in the title role of Zorba the Greek." New York Times

Written by Michael Cacoyannis (based on a book by Nikos Kazantzakis)
Produced by Michael Cacoyannis & Anthony Quinn
Cast: Anthony Quinn, Alan Bates, Irene Papas, Lila Kedrova, Sotiris Moustakas

About the Director:
Born in Limassol, Cyprus, in 1921, Michael Cacoyannis is known for a body of work rooted in classical texts, especially those of the Greek tragedian Euripides. Across his career, he was nominated five times for Academy Awards: Elektra (1963), Iphigenia (1977) and, arguably his best-known film, Zorba the Greek (1964). He died in Athens in 2011 at the age of 90.

Greek Synopsis:
Ο Anthony Quinn, στο ρόλο της ζωής του ως Ζορμπάς, υποδύεται έναν τραχύ μουσικό που αναζητεί πάντοτε κάποια συντροφιά και ο οποίος  φιλεύει με κάποιον νευρωτικό Αγγλο-Έλληνα συγγραφέα που ταξιδεύει στην Κρήτη  για να διεκδικήσει μια μικρή κληρονομιά και να ξαναβρεί τον παλιό του εαυτό, ως συγγραφέας.

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