Loading...

Mikis Theodorakis : As Evening Comes I Open The Door

1,742 views

Loading...

Loading...

Loading...

Rating is available when the video has been rented.
This feature is not available right now. Please try again later.
Published on Jul 14, 2011

Born on July 29, 1925, on the Greek island of Chios, Mikis Theodorakis is the most beloved composer and songwriter of his native country. Internationally, he is probably best known for his songs and for his scores for the films Zorba the Greek (1964), Z (1969), and Serpico (1973). Politically, he identified with the left until the late 1980s; in 1989, he ran as an independent candidate within the centre-right New Democracy party in order for the country to come out of the political crisis that had been created due to the numerous scandals of the government of Andreas Papandreou, and helped to establish a large coalition between conservatives, socialists and leftists. In 1990 he was elected to the parliament, became a government minister under Constantine Mitsotakis. He continues to speak out in favor of left-liberal causes, has consistently opposed oppressive regimes, and was the key voice against the Greek Junta (1967-1974), which imprisoned him. The song in this video is from a recording called "Theodorakis Sings Theodorakis". He is not a singer, but as with so many writers on songs, he is able to embody the feeling of his song so well. DL

Loading...

Advertisement
When autoplay is enabled, a suggested video will automatically play next.

Up next


to add this to Watch Later

Add to

Loading playlists...