My favorite fabric

Feature Film, fiction, 95′, 2018

Corproduction :
France: Gloria Films, Dublin Films & Les Films de la Capitaine
Germany: Katuh Studio / Turkey: Liman Film
ZDF/Das kleine Fernsehspiel
in collaboration with ARTE

Director: Gaya Jiji


Damascus, Spring 2011. The begining of the revolution. Nahla is a 25 year-old woman torn between her desire for freedom and the hope of leaving the country thanks to her arranged marriage with Samir, a Syrian expatriate in the USA. When he chooses her younger, more docile sister Myriam, Nahla gets closer to her new neighbour, the mysterious Ms Jiji.

Shoot: June – July 2017 in Istanbul

Casting: Manal Issa, Ula Tabari, Souraya Baghdadi, Mariah Tannoury, Nathalie Issa, Saad Lostan, Wissam Fares,  Amani Ibrahim,  Metin Akdülger

Film crew: 
Written by Gaya Jiji with the collaboration of Eiji Yamazaki
Original music : Peer Kleinschmidt
Image : Antoine Héberlé
Sound : Murat Şenürkmez
Set design: Nadide Argun
Costumes : Tuba Ataç
Editing : Jeanne Oberson
Mixing : Jocelyn Robert

Director of production : Diane Thin and Aslı Erdem
First assitant director : Burcu Bilgiç
Scripte : Sandrine Cayron

With the support of

Centre national du cinéma et de l’image animée
Institut Français
Filmförderungsanstalt / German Federal Film Board
Région Nouvelle Aquitaine / ALCA


Women in Motion – Kering
Atelier Cinéfondation
Dubai Film Connection – DIFF 2015
Bourse de développement de scénario du Festival  d’Amiens
Meeting on the bridge – Istanbul Film Festival
Fabrique Cinéma de l’Institut français 2014
Lab Méditalents 2

French distributor : Sophie Dulac

International Sales : UDI