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El Greco - The Movie

An epic tale of an uncompromising artist & freedom fighter.  Celebrating 400 years of El Greco!

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Can darkness win over light?  An epic tale of an uncompromising artist and fighter for freedom, Domenicos Theotokopoulos, known to the world as «El Greco». Set in the 16th century, El Greco’s search for freedom, and love, ranges from the courts of Crete and Venice to Toledo in Spain. Here he is confronted by his greatest adversary the Holy Inquisition. Never backing down in his fight with the establishments of his day El Greco’s story is one of unusual heroism, betrayal, love, and the power of one man and his creative consciousness to stand out and overcome barbarity and ignorance.

An inspiration which lives on to this day.

El Greco director, Iannis Smaragdis, meets in Santa Barbara, California with CelebrateGreece.com's President James Stathis

Tags: El Greco, Domenicos Theotokopoulos, Crete, Artist, Painter, Paintings, Spain, Greece, greek, Toledo, Venice, Spanish Inquisition, movies, films, Vangelis

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Professor Emeritus, Argyropoulos Chair in Hellenic Studies, University of California, Department of Classics, Santa Barbara