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DJAM (France-Greece-Turkey) and WINK (USA)

November 3, 2018 @ 10:00 am to approx. 12:30 pm

Djam, a young Greek woman, is sent to Istanbul by her uncle Kakourgos, a former sailor with a passion for Rebetiko, to find a rare part that will repair their boat.  In Istanbul, she encounters Avril, a nineteen-year-old French girl, alone and without any money, who came to Turkey as a voluntary worker with refugees.  Djam, generous, cheeky, unpredictable, and free-spirited, takes Avril under her wing on the way to Mytilene.  A journey filled with encounters, music, sharing, and hope.

Starring:  Daphné Patakia, Simon Abkarian, Maryne Cayon, Kimon Kouris, Solon Lekkas, Yannis Bostantzoglou and Eleftheria Komi
Screenplay & Direction:   Tony Gatlif
Languages:  French, Greek, English
Running Time:  97 min
Trailer:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w0TSclmBs60

This film  is part of  ‘Young French Cinema’, a program of UniFrance and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy.



WINK (15 min)

Our guests:  Writer/Director, Monika Petrillo & Lead Actress, Caitlin Brandes

Multi award winning film about a lonely and slightly repressed housewife who discovers an unusual way to spice up her afternoon.

Wink (Trailer) on Vimeo


November 3, 2018
10:00 am to approx. 12:30 pm
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Historic Camelot Theatre @ the Palm Springs Cultural Center
2300 E Baristo Road
Palm Springs, CA 92262 United States


Desert Film Society
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