Born on June 11, 1921 in Limassol, Cyprus, Michael Cacoyannis was the elder son of Sir Panayiotis and Lady Cacoyannis. He studied law in London and was called to the Bar (Barrister-at-law) in 1943. While working for the BBC’s Greek service, first as a news announcer and then as a producer of cultural programs, he also studied acting at the Central School of Dramatic Art in London and directing at the Old Vic School.Best known for his 1964 film Zorba the Greek. He directed the 1983 Broadway revival of the musical based on the film. Much of his work was rooted in classical texts, especially those of the Greek tragedian Euripides. He was nominated for an Academy Award five times, a record for any Cypriot film artist. He received Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Film nominations for Zorba the Greek, and two nominations in the Foreign Language Film category for Electra and Iphigenia.at the Central School of Dramatic Art in London and directing at the Old Vic School.
Wednesday 1 October
Sunday 28 September
Monday 6 October
EPISTEME – The Association of British Cypriot Professionals with the Art House Crouch End request the pleasure of your company at a Michael Cacoyannis Season of Films on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the Turkish invasion of Cyprus.
Under the auspices of Peter Droussiotis, President of EPISTEME and of the National Federation of Cypriots in the UK, a reception will follow after the screening of Attila 74.