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El Greco movie screening
Date: 27 November 2014 

School of Modern Languages and Cultures, University of Hong Kong

EL GRECO 400th anniversary. Crete, 1541 – Toledo, 1614.

To commemorate the four-hundredth anniversary of the death of El Greco, the Consulates General of Greece and of Spain in Hong Kong, have the great pleasure to jointly present the screening of the biographical film “El Greco”, directed by Ianis Smaragdis, and a lecture to introduce the artist’s key works and evolution.

Domenicos Theotocopoulus, called “El Greco”, stands apart in the history of art. Initiated as an artist in the venerable tradition of Byzantine art in his birthplace Crete, he absorbed the canonic principles of the Italian Renaissance during his stay in Venice and Rome. Once settled in Spain, El Greco became a painter of his own, he mastered the new language and transformed it, eventually creating an art absolutely unique and personal. El Greco is considered today as a precursor to Modern art.

An epic tale of an uncompromising artist and fighter for freedom
Director: Ianis Smaragdis
Cast: Nick Ashdon, Juan Diego Botto, Laia Marull, Lakis Lazopoulos, Dimitra Matsouka

• Best feature film, Best Director, Best Photography, Βest Music for VANGELIS, Best Art Director, Best Editor, Best Sound, Best Make-up, 2007, State Awards
• Audience Award, 2007, Thessaloniki Film Festival
• Award by the Greek Union of Film Television and Audiovisual Technicians - Best feature film , 2007, Thessaloniki Film Festival
• GOYA Αward for the costumes to Lala Huete, 2008, Spanish Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
• First Prize for the actor Juan Diego Botto, 2008, Cairo International Film Festival

El Greco, Myth and Reality. An Introduction. By Juan José Morales

Date: Thursday, 27 November 2014

17:15 – 17:30 Reception
17:30 – 17:40 Welcome remarks by Consul Generals of Greece and Spain
17:45 – 18:15 Presentation by Juan José Morales
18:30 – 20:30 El Greco movie screening
20:30 – 21:15 Cocktail Reception

Room 4.34, Run Run Shaw Tower, Centennial Campus, The University of Hong Kong.


Free admission

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