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Friday : 19th January 2018

followed by screening of OPENING FILM

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, 19, 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’s Biography
French director Tony Gatlif is something of a specialist in odysseys - notably in his epic 1993 docu-musical Latcho Drom, about the historic journeys of Gypsy peoples across India, Europe and North Africa. It was applauded as the "Most genuine film of the year" in Cahiers du Cinema. Gatlif brought the world of the author J. M. G. Le Clézio to the screen in much appreciated Mondo (1994). His 2004 film Exils, won him the Best Director Award at the 2004 Cannes Film Festival. His recent films Transylvania (2006) and Geronimo (2014) have also premiered at Cannes

Director : Tony Gatlif
Producer : Delphine Mantoulet
Cast : Daphné Patakia, Simon Abkarian, Maryne Cayon, Kimon Kouris
Screenplay : Tony Gatlif
Cinematographer : Patrick Ghiringhelli
Editor : Monique Dartonne
Production Company : Princes Production, Pyramide Productions, Blonde, Güverte Films, Auvergne-Rhône Alpes Cinéma, Princes Films
World Sales : Les Films du Losange
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Website of the film :
Cannes International Film Festival 2017 – Official Selection
Hofer Filmtage
Warsaw Film Festival
Taipei Golden Horse FF
Raindance FF
Original Title : DJAM
English Title : DJAM
Year : 2017
Runtime : 97MINS
Colour : Colour
Language : French, Greek

Director’s Filmography
2017 Djam
2006 Transylvania
2004 Exiles
1995 Mondo
1993 Latcho Drom (Documentary)