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.
“This is true happiness: to have no ambition and to work like a horse as if you had every ambition. To live far from men, not to need them and yet to love them. To have the stars above, the land to your left and the sea to your right and to realize of a sudden that in your heart, life has accomplished its final miracle: it has become a fairy tale.” ― Nikos Kazantzakis, Zorba the Greek
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.