DJAM 18+

Credits

Director

Tony Gatlif

Producer

Fenia Cossovitsa, Suzan Güverte

Writer

Tony Gatlif

Country

Greece | France | Turkey, 2017

Running Time

97mins

Category

Musical | Drama

Language

Greek and French with English subtitles

Starring

Simon Abkarian, Maryne Cayon, Daphne Patakia

“A big-hearted, life-affirming, musically sumptuous film.” The Hollywood Reporter

Bursts of song and dance ooze exuberance in filmmaker Tony Gatlif’s celebration of wanderlust and free-spiritedness, tied together by the rebetiko music subculture and a captivating female lead.

Defiant and lusty Djam (Daphne Patakia) lives a stifled existence on the island of Lesvos with her stepfather, restaurateur and music-man, Kakourgos (Simon Abkarian), who is teetering on financial ruin in the wake of the economic collapse.

Tasked with a mission to Istanbul to find an engine part for their boat, Djam sets off on a road-trip where she is joined by troubled French teen Avril (Maryne Cayon). Chance encounters, unexpected digressions and sudden musical interludes are left in their wake as they journey to Turkey and back again along the trail taken by many Syrian refugees.

“It is impossible not to be left enraptured by this bright heroine.” Cineuropa


Η Djam, που ζει στη Λέσβο με τον πατριό της, ο οποίος αντιμεωπίζει οικονομική καταστροφή, πηγαίνει στην Κωνσταντινούπολη για να βρει ένα εξάρτημα για τη βάρκα τους. Στο ταξίδι της συναντά μια νεαρή Γαλλίδα και μαζί ακολουθούν ξανά την ίδια διαδρομή που έκαναν χιλιάδες πρόσφυγες από τη Συρία. 

SYDNEY Sessions

Saturday 14 October, 9:15 pm

Palace Norton Street

MELBOURNE Sessions

Saturday 14 October, 9:15 pm

Palace Cinema Como