Lejla (2017)

RELEASED
World Premiere: Cannes Cinéfondation 2017
Country: Bosnia and Herzegovina & The Netherlands
Length: 21’55”
Language: Bosnian
Technical specifications: Digital, 1.85, Dolby 5.1, Color
IMDb page

Synopsis
Lejla is a young woman from Sarajevo who feels stuck in her life, working in a fast food restaurant and taking care of her elderly father. One day she meets Vedad and they fall in love. Vedad offers her the possibility of leaving together with him, but she is unsure about what’s best for her future.

Cast
Lejla Hadžić
Vedad Terzić
Slobodan Čabaković

Crew
Director: Stijn Bouma
Written by: Stijn Bouma
Producer: Alchemic Film (NL)
Co-producer: Sarajevo Film Academy (BH), Emina Ganić
Director of Photography: Lorenzo Fabbro
Production Design: Chrystyan Romero
Sound Designer: Jesse Maasdam
Editor: Fatih Tura
Production Coordinator: Mersiha Halilović

Festival selections
Cannes Film Festival, Cinefondation, 17-28 May 2017
Sarajevo Film Festival, BiH Student Film Competition, 11-18 August 2017
Helsinki International Film Festival, 14-24 September 2017
Nederlands Film Festival, ‘Forum of Directors’ & ‘Dutch students Abroad’-sections, 20-29 September 2017
Festival of Mediterranean Short Film Tangier, 2-7 October 2017
Alexandria Mediterranean Countries Film Festival, 7-13 October 2017

Links
Director’s bio and statement
Lejla in the media
Teaser