Προβολή: “Zorba the Greek”

October 3, 2007, 19:15 ETH HG D7.1zorbathegreekThumb

  • Language: English
  • Genre: Dramatic
  • Subtitles: Greek
  • Running Time: 142 min.
  • Director: Michalis Kakogiannis
  • Script: Michalis Kakogiannis, Nikos Kazantzakis (novel)
  • Music: Mikis Theodorakis
  • Actors: Anthony Quinn, Alan Bates, Irene Papas, Lila Kedrova, Sotiris Moustakas
  • Production: 1964
  • Awards: Academy Award for Best Actress in Supporting Role, Academy Award for Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Best Cinematography

Prologue of the novel
“I have often felt the urge to write about the life and adventures of Alexis Zorbas, an old workman very dear to my heart. Travels and dreams have been the greatest benefactors in my life; very few human beings, living or dead, have helped me in my struggles. Yet if I were to select three or four who left their imprint most deeply on my soul, perhaps I would pick Homer, Bergson, Nietzsche, and Zorbas. […] and Zorbas taught me to love life and not to fear death. If today I were to choose from the whole world a single spiritual guide, a “guru,” as the Hindus say, a as such a guide is called by the monks on Mount Athos, without a doubt I would choose Zorbas. For he possessed all the qualities needed to save a pen-pusher…”