During the last three days of the 11th Chania Film Festival, three films with “Theodorakis” themes will be presented. Two are based on works of Mikis Theodorakis :”Mauthausen” and ” The Laughing Boy”, and the third film is a documentary about Yiannis Theodorakis, Mikis’ brother.
Thursday, 26th October, at 20:00: The Smiling Boy / Το Γελαστό Παιδί
Friday, 27th October, at 20.45: Giannis Theodorakis:-Yes… we can hope again. / Γιάννης Θεοδωράκης „Ναι… μπορούμε και πάλι να ελπίζουμε“
Saturday, 28th October, at 13:30: Mauthausen / Μαουτχάουζεν“
Theodorakis has reshaped and dominated the musical life of his country in a way that has no parallel in the world today…There is no doubt that this is due, in no small measure, to the quality of the lyrics, which express the problems and passions of the Greek people through the vision of our best living poets…It is a startling and stirring experience to see poetry break loose from the printed page and become a living voice in the street, the way it was in ancient times when people sang the verses of Homer”. ( Michael Cacoyannis, director of the film Zorba the Greek).
In case you are interested in some background information – “Theodorakis, his Music and Politics” (Durrell Studies – Cambridge Scholars Publishing), click here.