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Layali Layla

Leila's Blues

Project information

Talent Fateme Ahmadi
Role of participant Director
Director Fateme Ahmadi, Ismaël Louati
Producer Dominique Welinski
Screenwriter Fateme Ahmadi, Ismaël Louati
Status finished

Production details

Running time 15 min
Genre Drama
Year of production 2018
Countries of Production France , Tunisia
Production Company
DW, Nomadis Images, Cinetelefilms Prod, Propaganda Productions
Website http://www.quinzaine-realisateurs.com/en/the-factory/

still / picture for Layali Layla
still / picture for Layali Layla
still / picture for Layali Layla


Leila, the mother of a 17-year-old boy named Youssef, who was born with special needs, is shocked to find out she is pregnant again. She decides to have an abortion without discussing her reasons with anyone or telling anybody especially her husband. She books herself a room in a private clinic but things turn against her on the day she wants to take action.

Participation in international festivals / awards

Directors Fortnight Cannes Film Festival - June 2018

Manarat Film Festival, Tunisia - July 2018

Festival International du Film Francophone de Namur, Belgium, September 2018

MedFilm Festival, Rome, Italy, November 2018

Dhaka International Film Festival, Dhaka, Bangladesh, January 2019

Special Jury Mention at the 35th Festival International de Cinéma Vues d'Afrique, Montreal, Canada, April 2019

Lago Fest, Revine Lago, Italy, July 2019