ZORBA THE GREEK (1964) B/W widescreen 142m dir: Michael Cacoyannis

w/Anthony Quinn, Irene Pappas, Lila Kedrova, Alan Bates

A marvelous, rousing drama set in Crete about a lusty individualist determined to live his own life, free of any restrictions imposed upon him by an unyielding and unchanging Greek society. Noteworthy performance from Quinn, whose magnetism and vitality are perfectly suited to the part. Kedrova won an Oscar for her supporting performance as an aging courtesan who dwells in the past; film was also nominated for Best Picture, Director, Actor, etc.