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Cavafy (1996)

Kavafis (original title)
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
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:

Cavafy 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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He wasn't just a gay poet...
13 August 2018 | by Vlasios_TzomosSee all my reviews

I respect Smaragdis for his efforts to do great cinema, but unfortunately he is not a great film director. The proof is this movie. Some beautiful images are not enough when you have to deal with Kavafis' life and work. The only analysis on his character is that he was homosexual and a shy person. Nothing more. The worst of all is that we never hear his excellent way of speaking that he was famous for. Dimitris Katalifos is a really good actor and he portrays Kavafis well with his expressiveness, as we never hear him talk. Vasilis Diamantopoulos who portrays Kavafis at his late is also great and unfortunately also mute. Maybe the suitable title for this movie should be "The mute poet". Vangelis music is majestic as always. Konstantinos Kavafis was a great poet and one of the most significant personalities of the modern greek world. He deserves a better film version of his life, work and personality. Cause he wasn't just a homosexual poet as he is displayed in this movie.


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