The life of the Greek pirate, patriot and merchant Ioannis Varvakis will be revived on the big screen by Yannis Smaragdis, director of “El Greco”. In the movie “God Loves Caviar” the main roles are played by international stars, including Sebastian Koch (” Lives of Others “), Catherine Deneuve and John Cleese (Monty Python movies, (“A Fish called Wanda”).
The movie will begin shooting on October 31. The actors will spend two weeks in Pylos for the shooting of the film, and they will also go to Aegina, Crete, Psara, and also in Russia in St. Petersburg and Astrakhan.
The story starts from the island of Psara in the Northern Aegean Sea and reaches the backyard of Catherine the Great of Russia, stretches along the shores of the Caspian Sea to end in the divided by civil disputes Greece during the Greek national liberation uprising of 1821.
“We are trying to make this film in a very critical moment for our country, but not only, precisely because it can help human souls to be comforted, but also to rise again. We believe that this film will do only good to people, especially to Greeks. It will soothe their souls, but it will also make them proud “, said the director of the film.
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