Zorba the Greek Poster

Release Date: 1964

DVD Release Date: August 3rd, 2004

Not Yet Rated|2 hr 22 min

Plot Summary
Traveling to inspect an abandoned mine his father owns in Crete, English author Basil (Alan Bates) meets the exuberant peasant Zorba (Anthony Quinn) and invites him along when the older man claims he has mining experience. In Basil's father's old village, he finds himself attracted to a young widow (Irene Papas), and Zorba takes up with the woman who runs their hotel (Lila Kedrova). When things go wrong, Zorba teaches Basil how to enjoy life even under the most trying circumstances.

Cast: Anthony Quinn, Alan Bates, Irene Papas, Lila Kedrova, George Foundas, Helen Anousouki, Sotiris Moustakas, Takis Emmanuel

Director: Mihalis Kakogiannis

Genres: Drama

Production Co: 20th Century Fox

Keywords: Heartwarming, Small town, Hotel, Rousing, Death, Love, Transformation, 1960s

Awards

Nominated Foreign Actor
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1965)
Nominated Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1965)
Nominated Foreign Actress
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1965)
Nominated United Nations Award
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1965)
Winner Cinematography (Black-and-White)
Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Nominated Best Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Writing (Screenplay - Based on Material From Another Medium)
Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
Winner Actress in a Supporting Role
Nominated Directing
Nominated Best Picture
Winner Art Direction (Black-and-White)
Nominated Best Original Score - Motion Picture
Nominated Actor
Nominated Best Director - Motion Picture