Zorba the Greek (film)
Zorba the Greek is a 1964 feature film based on the novel The Life of Alexis Zorba by Nikos Kazantzakis and co-produced by the United Kingdom and the Republic of Greece.
A touching story about the friendship between a temperamental and spontaneous Greek and an atypical and reserved Englishman. A story about the clash and contact of different mentalities and cultures.
The film won 3 Oscars and one BAFTA:
Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress (1964) — Lila Kedrova
Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay (1964)
Academy Award for Best Cinematography (1964) The film was nominated for 7 more Oscars, including the Academy Award for Best Director (1964).
BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role (1965)
Points of interest
According to some claims, the Greek sirtaki was created for the purposes of filming this film. Composer Mikis Theodorakis created sirtaki in 1964, while composing the music for this film, to facilitate the performance of Anthony Quinn, who was not gifted at Greek dances.
The Life of Alexis Zorba
Politics: From all the meridians: Athens: History in the city center, 22.11.2008. (language: Serbian)
Zorba the Greek on IMDb (Language: English)