While You Live, Shine

Grigoris Kapsalis by Patrick Jordan
WYLS © Patrick Jordan
Grigoris Kapsalis © Patrick Jordan
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Directed by Paul Duane
78 mins | Ireland, 2018 | English, Greek with English subtitles

A moving journey deep into the oldest music in the Western world, guided by Christopher King, the award-winning musicologist who has dedicated his life to understanding and preserving it. Using his collection of 78’s King, the auricular raconteur takes us to Epirus, northern Greece, to experience music that dates back to pre-Christian times, which is still played there every summer. In King’s words, “the music is so unpretentious and stark that I doubt that many would even regard it as music… it is more like a profound tonic or salve for our wilted spiritual wounds.” A call to arms for a different way of listening to music and understanding humanity.

Acclaimed Irish filmmaker Paul Duane has been making films for 20 years. In 2014, he was on Variety’s annual 10 Directors to Watch list.
His most recent film, 'What Time Is Death?', follows the return of the self-exiled band, KLF.

Produced by: Screenworks
Producers: Paul Duane, Nick Franco
Director of Photography: Patrick Jordan
Sound: Paul Duane, Christopher King
Edited by: Tony Cranstoun
Music by: Grigoris Kapsalis, Costas Verdis, Giorgis, Demitris Chalkias
Contact: Screenworks