Experience the life and times of the legendary Greek songwriter, Eftihia Papagiannopoulou, in an epic one-night-only event! Don’t miss the Hellenic Academy-Award winning biographical drama, “My Name is Eftihia”, on the big screen in cinemas across Australia on Sunday, May 7.
Eftihia’s journey was filled with adventure and passion, from her early days as a young girl recently married, to her decision to travel from Aidini to Greece with her mother and two daughters. On board the ship, she made a bold decision to seize life by the horns and live on her own terms.
This extraordinary woman wrote tirelessly wherever she could, on napkins, cigarette boxes, and even bills. She smoked, passionately fell in love, and casually gambled in luxurious salons, but also in illegal basements. Despite living in a cruel and male-dominated world, Eftihia bravely asserted herself, becoming a teacher who became an actress, performing in streets and theatres, and a poet who became the greatest Greek folk songwriter.
Collaborating with all the famous music personalities of her country, Eftihia left an indelible mark on Greek music, with her songs rising to prominence in the 1950s and 1960s, and remaining popular today. This film captures the essence of her incredible journey and is a must-see for anyone who loves music and the power of the human spirit.
Get your tickets now at Palace Cinemas in Sydney, Palace Nova in Adelaide, and Cinema Nova in Melbourne before they sell out!