Thursday 2 November @ 8.15pm | Arc Cinema| $16/13
2017 | CTC | 97 mins| France | D: Tony Gatlif
The latest film from acclaimed French director Tony Gatlif, celebrates the music and dance of exile. From Greece to Turkey and back again, the wandering narrative follows young protagonist, Djam (played with gusto by Daphne Patakia), on a spirited discovery of the ‘rebetiko’ music of Greece passed down to her by her late mother. The socio-historic context of the setting is important as Djam faces looming bankruptcy, homelessness and loss of any cultural grounding: it is the music and dance that keep her connected to her roots. Stephen Dalton (Hollywood Reporter) describes DJAM as a “lusty musical road movie” true to the style of Gatlif’s vibrant body of work.
Gatlif’s earlier masterpiece, LATCHO DROM (1993), screens at CIFF on Sunday 29 October at 11am, as an appetiser to this new release.
DJAM – TRAILER (youtube): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C5gwxlEtskM
Preceded by A COLOUR BOX (3 mins)