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Date Dec 5, 2012
Time 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm  
Location Foreign Language Bulding (FLB), Lucy Ellis Lounge (or Room1080)
Cost Free Entry (Free Pizza and Soft Drinks available)
Sponsor Modern Greek Studies Program; Department of Linguistics; School of Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics
Contact Dr. Stefanos Katsikas
Phone 217-333-3563
Event type Movie
Views 661
Originating Calendar Modern Greek Studies Events
Description: The film is an epic tale of Domenicos Theotokopoulos, best known as El Greco, a great Greek artist of the 16th century with an uncompromising character, who sets off from his homeland Crete and goes to Venice and finally Toledo, in search of freedom and love. There he is confronted by his greatest adversary, the Spanish Inquisition, but his creative consciousness and power make him stand out and overcome barbarity and ignorance. Being imprisoned and awaiting his execution by the Spanish Inquisition, Domenicos (Nick Ashdon) writes out his story, thus parts of his life play out in extended flashbacks. Born on the island of Crete, which was part of the Republic of Venice, he falls in love with Francesca (Dimitra Matsouka), daughter of the Venetian governor of Crete. But his father is preparing a political rebellion and as a result Domenicos leaves the island and moves to Venice, away from the young woman. There he meets the famous painter Titian (Sotiris Moustakas) and the Spanish priest Fernando Nio de Guevara (Juan Diego Botto). Guevara immediately shows a confused interest in Domenicos, and, when roiled by the Greek ' and fighting personal demons ' calls Domenicos before the Inquisition where he must defend himself against charges of Heresy. Director: Yannis Smaragdis and Jackie Pavlenko Scriptwriter: Dimitris Nollas Cast: Nick Ashdon, Juan Diego Botto, Laia Marull, Dina Konsta, Katerina Helmi, Sotiris Moustakas, Lakis Lazopoulos, Dimitra Matsouka Released: October, 18 2007 Awards: Goya Award for Best Costume Design The Movie is in English