Chania Film Festival Club: “A Family Affair” – Chania 7th March

The Chania Film Festival Club presents Angeliki Aristomenopoulou’s documentary about the musical journey of the Xylouris family from Crete to Australia. The film was awarded  with the Best Documentary Award of the Greek Academy of Cinema.
WHEN: 7th March 22.00
WHERE:  Attikon Cinema, (winter cinema) Dragoumi 1 / Iron Politechniou, Chania
Entrance: € 5,-
Duration: 86′
Tel. 2821 027717

A Family AffairA Family Affair’ is an inspirational film about the power of family and music, told through the lives of Greece’s most famous musical clan, from the island of Crete. The film captures the Xylouris family at a crossroads: fifty-year-old Giorgis performs non-stop to satisfy his passionate fans, while his Australian wife and manager, Shelagh, struggles to keep the family together. Their three children find new freedom abroad, but struggle to uphold the music of their homeland while finding their own voice. ‘A Family Affair’ reveals how this age-old and little-known musical tradition is passed on from father to son to grandchildren. It brings to light the redemptive but also obstructive power of a strong family, while bringing us closer to the intimate process of the creation of music. (


Source : Chania Film Festival


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