Zorba the Greek is a 1964 film based on the novel Zorba the Greek by Nikos Kazantzakis. The film was directed by Cypriot Michael Cacoyannis and the title character was played by Anthony Quinn. The supporting cast includes Alan Bates, Lila Kedrova, Irene Papas, and Sotiris Moustakas.
ZORBA THE GREEK 1964. Filmed in Crete, Greece. Director: Michael Kakogiannis. Starring Anthony Quinn, Alan Bates, Irene Pappas, Sotiris Moustakas, Yiorgos Voyagis, Yiorgos Fountas. Music: Mikis Theodorakis. Won 3 Oscars and nominations for numerous other awards.
"It was the dancing. When my little boy Dimitri died…and everybody was crying… Me, I got up and I danced. They said, "Zorba is mad." But it was the dancing — only the dancing that stopped the pain." Zorba, in Zorba the Greek