Cannes, TIFF… and Now San Francisco; Acclaimed Greek Film “Xenia” to Screen at San Francisco Greek Film Festival


An acclaimed Greek film about two brothers on a pan-Greece road trip in search of their long, lost father is one of the most talked about films at this year’s San Francisco Greek Film Festival.

Xenia, a film by director Panos H. Koutras, which received critical acclaim at the prestigious Cannes and Toronto International Film Festivals, where it was an official selection, will screen on Friday, May 15th at the Delancey Screening Room in San Francisco. Get tickets here.

After the death of their Albanian mother, two teenage brothers— one a campy 15-year-old gay boy— go in search of their Greek father.

The Hollywood Reporter said that Koutras “effectively juxtaposes with the hard-edged realities of contemporary Greece, a beautiful but hostile nation wrecked by the ongoing economic crisis and a place in which xenophobia, racism and homophobia seem to fester freely.”

This year 34 films will be screened over 8 days at the 12th San Francisco Greek Film Festival. Visit the website for additional details and tickets to screenings.


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