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LAILA’S BIRTHDAY

by Rashid Masharawi

synopsis

Abu Laila used to be a judge, but because the government does not have the means to pay him any more he is forced to be a taxi driver. On the day his daughter Laila becomes ten years old, his wife insists that he be home early with a present and cake. Abu Laila has nothing else on his mind than completing this mission, but the daily life in Palestine has other plans.

international title: Laila’s Birthday
original title: Eid milad Laila
country: Netherlands, Tunisia, Palestine
sales agent: Fortissimo Films
year: 2008
genre: fiction
directed by: Rashid Masharawi
film run: 71'
release date: NL 09/04/2009, ES 19/06/2009, FR 22/07/2009, BE 02/12/2009
screenplay: Rashid Masharawi
cast: Mohamed Bakri, Areen Omari, Nour Zoubi
cinematography by: Tarek Ben Abdallah, Néstor Sanz
film editing: Pascale Chavance
producer: Mohamed Habib Attia, Peter Van Vogelpoel, Rashid Masharawi
production: Sweetwater Pictures
distributor: Amstelfilm, Barton Films (ES), CTV International (FR), Brunbro (BE)

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