Posted on: 13-03-2020 in In the SpotlightSome people transcend their chosen fields. Whether it’s sports, politics, film, music, or any other area, some rise above the rest. With offices globally, Holborn continually aims to appreciate the cultural heritage of the locations in which we are located. That’s why we have launched In the Spotlight. Our weekly series will focus on a different global icon and their contribution to their respective country. This week we focus on Michael Cocoyannis, the Cypriot director behind the 1960s blockbuster Zorba the Greek. Rich and vast, two words you could use to describe Cyprus’ history. Cyprus is well known for its ancient tombs and Roman mosaics. It’s also home to Commandaria. The dessert wine has been made for around 5,000 years, making it the oldest named wine in the world. Despite being steeped in history and culture, it wasn’t until the mid-1960s that the country started to get noticed. It was all thanks to one man’s love for Greek cinema that helped bring worldwide attention to Cyprus and Cypriot culture. Filmmaker Michael Cacoyannis was influential in the revival of Greek cinema. His work is a part of Cyprus’ history which ultimately helped to raise the profile of his homeland.
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