a film by Michael Charles Tobias
Distributed by Zorba Press
Documentary, 30 minutes
DVD Region Code: NTSC
$ 10 (plus shipping)
This 30-minute documentary illuminates the life and ideas of the glorious Greek poet and novelist Nikos Kazantzakis. Narrated by George Peppard, it includes brief interviews with Eleni Kazantzakis, Anthony Quinn, Kimon Friar, Nikos Ghika, and Jules Dassin, and a few words from Melina Mercouri. Also included are excerpts from the writer’s works, and footage of Greece.
DVD photo Copyright (c) by Kazantazkis Publications.
Photo courtesy of Niki P. Stavrou.
Nikos Kazantzakis (1883-1957) is best known for his novels (both made into films) The Last Temptation of Christ (1960) and Zorba the Greek (1946). For 12 years, at times living half-starved and in poverty, he labored passionately on his poem The Odyssey: A Modern Sequel, published in Greek in 1938, and in English 20 years later. Admired by readers around the world, Kazantzakis is unique for his joyful vitality, his uncompromising love of freedom, his profound ideas, and his compassion for all humans and all living beings.