Kazantzakis

Kazantzakis is the title of a new film, that will be released in November 2017. Kazantzakis is the well known name of a world famous Greek author and philosopher. Nikos Kazantzakis, born 18 February 1883, died  26 October 1957. This year, 2017, will be a year that has been declared the year of Nikos Kazantzakis, 60 years after he passed away.

It was Nikos Kazantzakis who created “Zorba the Greek”, and we all learned to know him via the film with the same name as the book, where the film is based on. The most famous part of the film is Zorba’s dance on the beach. In an earlier post I collected several interesting facts about Zorba, and about Nikos Kazantzakis.

The music of Zorba the Greek has been composed by Mikis Theodorakis.

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The film Kazantzakis
After shooting for 6 months, the first teaser of the new film by Yannis Smaragdis, (Heraklion, Crete, 26 April 1946) titled “Kazantzakis” has been released. Yannis Smaragdis is also the director of the well known films Cavafy (1996) and El Greco (2007).

The film is filmed in Greek, to hear Kazantzakis’s pertinent Greek speech, while French and German dialogues are also heard.

The film aims to highlight Nikos Kazantzakis’ fascinating personality as well as the enchanting landscape of Crete/Greece in which he was grew up, and lived.

The great Cretan writer said his life was defined by his travels and his dreams. That is exactly what the director intends to achieve with this film. He presents his travels to Germany, Austria, Russia, France and Mount Sina and, through these experiences, also to highlight his philosophical and metaphysical quests.

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About "The Music of Mikis Theodorakis"

The blog "The Music of Mikis Theodorakis" started in 2010. The not-for-profit activities of the initiator were and are to collect, create and publish information about the MUSIC of the Greek composer Mikis Theodorakis via YouTube, Google+, Twitter, and this blog. Sources for this information are utterly strictly related with Mikis Theodorakis' Music only. The icon is a bouzouki. It is Greece's national symbol for freedom. During the Regime of the Colonels (Military Junta, 1967-1974) the bouzouki was forbidden. Mikis Theodorakis used this authentic Greek instrument in almost all his compositions, and Greeks were listening to Theodorakis's music in the underground scene, during the Military Junta time.
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