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Boss, life is trouble. Only death is not. To be alive is to undo your belt and look for trouble.

Michael Cacoyannis

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He was nominated for an Academy Award five times a record for any Greek Cypriot film artist. Filmography
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
Electra (1962): director screenwriter producer
Il Relitto (The Wastrel) (1961): director screenwriter
Eroica (Our Last Spring) (1960): director screenwriter producer
To telefteo psemma (A Matter of Dignity) (1957): director screenwriter producer
To koritsi me ta mavra (The Girl in Black) (1956): director screenwriter
Stella (1955): director screenwriter producer
Kyriakatiko xypnima (Windfall in Athens) (1954): director screenwriter

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 Bear for "Our Last Spring" — nominated
1963 : David O. After having trouble finding a directing job in the British film industry Cacoyannis moved to Greece and in 1953 he made his first film Windfall in Athens.

Michael Cacoyannis (Greek: Μιχάλης Κακογιάννης; 11 June 1922 – 25 July 2011) was a prominent Greek Cypriot filmmaker from Cyprus best known for his 1964 film Zorba the Greek. Much of his work was rooted in classical texts especially those of the Greek tragedian Euripides.

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