A film by Tony Gatlif


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.


Daphné Patakia : Djam
Maryne Cayon : Avril
Simon Abkarian : Kakourgos


Directed by: Tony Gatlif
Written by: Tony Gatlif
Produced by: Delphine Mantoulet, Stéphane Parthenay
Cinematography: Patrick Ghiringhelli
Production design: Brigitte Brassart
Costume design: Catherine Rigault
Make-up: Oriane Cattiaux
Sound: Philippe Welsh
Editing: Monique Dartonne
Music arrangements: Tony Gatlif
Line producers: Niki Saliagkopoulou
Coproducers: Fenia Cossovitsa, Suzan Güverte

Production information

A Prince Films, Pyramide Productions, Blonde Production Güverte Film, coproduction
With the participation of : Canal +, Eurimages
With the support of : La Région Rhône-Alpes
Distribution France : Les Films du Losange

Technical information

France - Greece - Turkey
Year of production: 2017
Length: 97 minutes

Festivals and awards

Official Selection Cannes 2017


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