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LEILA

by Audrey Estrougo

synopsis

Gab a young university student from a rich Parisien family is in love with Leila, a beautiful Arab-French law student, passionately involved with the plight of clandestine immigrants. Their love grows despite the difficulties and the obstacles of a society that does everything to stop them. A contemporary, romance, fairy tale and vibrant musical, set to the songs of the 60s and 70s in France and against the backdrop of the “sans papiers” protests that end with the occupation of Saint Bernard Church in Paris.

original title: Leila
country: France
sales agent: Wild Bunch
year: 2010
genre: fiction
directed by: Audrey Estrougo
screenplay: Audrey Estrougo, Juliette Sales
cast: Leïla Bekhti, Benjamin Siksou, Cécile Cassel
cinematography by: Guillaume Schiffman
film editing: Sophie Reine
costumes designer: Emmanuelle Youchnovski
music: Baptiste Charvet
producer: Olivier Delbosc, Marc Missonnier
production: Fidélité Films, Wild Bunch Production, Mars Films, France 3 Cinéma

main awards/selection

International Rome Film Festival 2010 Alice nella città
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