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Encyclopedia > Michael Cacoyannis

Michael Cacoyannis (born June 11, 1922 in Limassol, Cyprus, under the name Mikhalis Kakogiannis) is a filmmaker. June 11 is the 162nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (163rd in leap years), with 203 days remaining. ... 1922 (MCMXXII) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... View of Limassol from the top of the medieval castle museum Limassol (population 107,000) is the English name for Lemesos (Greek: Λεμεσος , Turkish: Leymosun), the second-largest city of Cyprus. ...


As a young man, Cacoyannis' family sent him to England to become a lawyer, but he ended up instead at the Old Vic school and enjoyed a brief stage career (under the name "Michael Yannis") before he began working on films. Royal motto (French): Dieu et mon droit (Translated: God and my right) Englands location within the British Isles Official language English de facto Capital London de facto Largest city London Area – Total Ranked 1st UK 130,395 km² Population – Total (mid-2004) – Total (2001 Census) – Density Ranked 1st UK... The Old Vic is a theatre in the Waterloo area of London. ...


Much of Cacoyannis' work is rooted in classical texts, especially those of Euripides. He has worked on many occasions with the Greek actress Irene Papas. He was nominated for an Oscar 5-times (best director, best adapted screenplay and best film nominations for Zorba, the Greek and two nominations in the Foreign Language Film category for Elektra and Iphigenia), a record for any greek artist. A statue of Euripides Euripides (c. ... Irene Papas (Greek Ειρήνη Παππά, born September 3, 1926 in Corinth) is a Greek-born actress who has starred in over seventy films in a career spanning more than fifty years. ...

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Selected films

  • The Cherry Orchard (1999) - director, screenwriter, producer
  • Pano kato ke plagios ("Up, Down and Sideways") (1993) - director, screenwriter, producer
  • Glykeia Patrida ("Sweet Country") (1986) - director, screenwriter, producer
  • Iphigenia (1977) - director, screenwriter
  • Attilas '74 (1975) - director, producer
  • The Trojan Women (1971) - director, screenwriter, producer
  • Otan ta psaria vgikan sti steria ("The Day the Fish Came Out") (1967) - director, screenwriter, producer
  • Alexis Zorbas ("Zorba the Greek") (1964) - director, screenwriter, producer
  • Elektra (1962) - director, screenwriter, producer
  • Il Relitto ("The Wastrel") (1961) - director, screenwriter
  • Eroica ("Our Last Spring") (1960) - director, screenwriter, producer
  • A Matter of Dignity (1957) - director, screenwriter, producer
  • A Girl in Black (1956) - director, screenwriter
  • Stella (1955) - director, screenwriter, producer
  • Windfall in Athens (1954) - director, screenwriter

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Awards and Nominations

Cannes Film Festival

  • 1954 : Golden Palm for "Windfall in Athens" - nominated
  • 1955 : Golden Palm for "Stella" - nominated
  • 1956 : Golden Palm for "A Girl in Black" - nominated
  • 1957 : Golden Palm for "A Matter of Dignity" - nominated
  • 1961 : Golden Palm for "The Wastrel" - nominated
  • 1962 : Golden Palm for "Elektra" - nominated
  • 1962 : Grand Jury Prize for "Elektra" - won
  • 1962 : Technical Award for "Elektra" - won
  • 1977 : Golden Palm for "Iphigenia" - nominated

Berlin International Film Festival

  • 1960 : Golden Berlin Bear for "Our Last Spring" - nominated
  • 1963 : David O. Selznick Award for "Elektra" - won

Academy Awards(OSCARS)

  • 1963 : Best Foreign Language Film for "Elektra" - nominated
  • 1964 : Best Picture for "Zorba the Greek" - nominated
  • 1964 : Best Director for "Zorba the Greek" - nominated
  • 1964 : Best Adapted Screenplay for "Zorba the Greek" - nominated
  • 1977 : Best Foreign Language Film for "Iphigenia" - nominated

Golden Globes

  • 1956 : Best Foreign Language Film for "Stella" - won
  • 1957 : Best Foreign Language Film for "A Girl in Black" - won
  • 1965 : Best Director for "Zorba the Greek - nominated

British Academy Awards(BAFTA)

  • 1966 : Best Film for "Zorba the Greek" - nominated
  • 1966 : UN Award for "Zorba the Greek" - nominated

New York Film Critics

  • 1964 : Best Film for "Zorba the Greek" - nominated
  • 1964 : Best Director for "Zorba the Greek" - nominated
  • 1964 : Best Screenplay for "Zorba the Greek" - nominated

David di Donatello Awards

  • 1964 : Special Plaque for "Zorba the Greek" - won

Thessaloniki Film Festival

  • 1960 : Special Contribution Award - won
  • 1961 : Best Director for "Our Last Spring" - won
  • 1962 : Best Film for "Elektra" - won
  • 1962 : Best Director for "Elektra" - won
  • 1977 : Best Film for "Iphigenia" - won
  • 1999 : Union of Film and Television Technicians Award for "The Cherry Orchard" - won

Moscow Film Festival

  • 1956 : Silver Medal for "A Girl in Black" - Won

Edinburgh Film Festival

  • 1954 : Diploma of Merit for "Windfall in Athens" - won
  • 1962 : Diploma of Merit for "Elektra" - won

Montreal World Film Festival

  • 1999 : Special Contribution Award - won

Jerusalem Film Festival

  • 1999 : Lifetime Achievement Award - won

Cairo International Film Festival

  • 2001 : Lifetime Achievement Award - won

Trivia

  • Close friend to Daryll F. Zanuck. and George Cukor.
  • He was offered to direct Elizabeth Taylor and Marlon Brando in "Reflections in a Golden Eye", but refused.

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Michael Cacoyannis - definition of Michael Cacoyannis in Encyclopedia (202 words)
Michael Cacoyannis (born June 11, 1922 in Limassol, Cyprus, under the name Mikhalis Kakogiannis) is a filmmaker.
As a young man, Cacoyannis' family sent him to England to become a lawyer, but he ended up instead at the Old Vic school and enjoyed a brief stage career (under the name "Michael Yannis") before he began working on films.
Much of Cacoyannis' work is rooted in classical texts, especially those of Euripides.
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