Djam

2017/Colour/97 mins/France, Turkey, Greece




Category Cinema International
Director Tony Gatlif
Producer Delphine Mantoulet
Screenplay Tony Gatlif
Cinematography Patrick Ghiringhelli
Editor Monique Dartonne
Music NA
Set NA
Costume NA
Cast Daphne Patakia (Djam), Simon Abkarian(Kakourgos), Maryne Cayon (Avril), Kimon Kouris (Pano), Solon Lekkas (Solon),Yannis Bostantzoglou (Father), Eleftheria Komi (Maria)
Production Company Princes Production
World Sales Films du Losange
Festival/Awards NA

Djam, a young Greek woman, is sent to Istanbul by her uncle Kakourgos, a former sailor and passionate fan of Rebetiko, on a mission to find a rare engine part for their boat. There she meets Avril, 18, who came from France to volunteer with refugees, ran out of money, and knows no one in Turkey. Generous, sassy, unpredictable and free, Djam takes Avril under her wing on the way to Mytilene-a journey made of music, encounters, sharing and hope.

Director:
Tony Gatlif
Tony Gatlif was born on September 10, 1948 in Algiers, Alger, France as Michel Dahmani. He is a director and writer.

Selected Filmography:
1975 - La Tete En Ruines
1982 - Les Princes
1985 - Rue Du Depart
The Crazy Stranger (1997)
Vengo (2000)
Exiles (2004)