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Loosely based on the life of Greek poet Konstantinos Kavafis.

Director:

Yannis Smaragdis

Writers:

Dimitris Katalifos (final revised script), Dimitris Nollas | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dimitris Katalifos ... Konstantinos Kavafis
Vasilis Diamantopoulos ... Konstantinos Kavafis (old)
Maya Lymberopoulou Maya Lymberopoulou ... Harikleia Kavafi (as Maya Lyberopoulou)
Lazaros Georgakopoulos Lazaros Georgakopoulos ... Biographer
Alexandros Koukos Alexandros Koukos
Vassilis Seimenis Vassilis Seimenis
Giannis Rigas Giannis Rigas
Maria Katsiadaki Maria Katsiadaki
Manos Meletiou Manos Meletiou ... Mavroudis
Vaggelis Theodoropoulos Vaggelis Theodoropoulos
Giorgos Moshidis Giorgos Moshidis ... Doctor
Vasilis Andreopoulos Vasilis Andreopoulos ... Georgios Fotiadis
Hristos Ninis Hristos Ninis
Babis Giotopoulos
Tzoulia Souglakou Tzoulia Souglakou
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Loosely based on the life of Greek poet Konstantinos Kavafis.

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Genres:

Biography | Drama

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Country:

Greece

Language:

Greek | French | English | Arabic

Release Date:

28 February 1997 (Greece) See more »

Also Known As:

Kavafi See more »

Filming Locations:

Alexandria, Egypt See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Was the great poet mute?
5 November 2003 | by acropolis2000See all my reviews

Kavafis is visually compeling but leaves alot to be desired as far as the script is concerned.The story begins with the poet in his deathbed and an eager young researcher by his side trying to write his biography. This is the framing device for the past to unfold in relentless flashbacks most of which are laden with sexual nuances about the poet's homosexuality.

There are many sequences where the poet looks at young men and they look back at him and he looks back at them and they look back at him and so on. The entire film is like a staring down contest with Kavafis scoring very high.Death in Venice comes to mind but in a lot more repressed and a lot less lavish version. The poet barely utters ten words in the entire film and one gets the impression that the impetus behind his exquisite poems was his repressed homosexuality.


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