Drama

Xamou

Thursday October 19, 6pm

Chester Beatty Library, Dublin Castle, Dublin 2

Trailer

Drama. Directed by Clio Fanouraki. 87 min, 2016, Greece. In Greek with English subtitles.

Synopsis

Boasting breath-taking cinematography, haunting music and some mouth-watering food and wine, this mellow pick-me-up puts Greece's economic crisis in perspective through the experiences of Yannis, nicknamed Johnny, once the suavely elegant manager of Cretan 4-star hotels, now newly unemployed. Johnny still wakes early every morning, shaves and dresses impeccably, but retreats to his cave-like office where he researches job possibilities on the computer while trying to resist the lure of online gambling. When his beautiful wife finally pulls him out of his cave, Johnny begins an odyssey around the vibrant island and in the process, discovers a new way of life by promoting the traditional goods and services of his neighbours.

Festival Launch

This special screening is in association with Chester Beatty Library. It will be followed by a wine reception sponsored by Gaia Wines. Admission €10 per person. Booking essential, please book with Justyna Chmielewska, tel.: 01 4070772, email: film@cbl.ie.