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Layla Fourie

Layla Fourie

Layla, a young polygraphist, is given the opportunity to get proper employment in a company specializing in the business of lie detection and security. Being a single mother, Layla is forced to take her son Kane with her on her journey. As they head into the country, to what Layla hopes will be the beginning of a real life, an accident happens. Yet from this moment on, their lives will never be the same. A web of lies and deception become firmly wrapped around this young mother and son and as their trust is put to the test, it is perhaps just a matter of time before the truth tears them apart ...

PIA MARAIS, born 1971 in South Africa. Studied sculpture and photography, followed by film at the German Film and Television Academy Berlin. Her feature debut THE UNPOLISHED won the European Competition at Crossing Europe in 2007, and four years later AT ELLEN'S AGE was also awarded in the same category. LAYLA FOURIE had its world premiere in the 2013's Berlinale Competition. Pia Marais is also a jury member at this year's Crossing Europe. // Films (selected): DIE UNERZOGENEN (The Unpolished, 2007; CE '07), IM ALTER VON ELLEN (At Ellen's Age, 2010; CE '11), LAYLA FOURIE (2013)

European Panorama Fiction 2013

Pia Marais

Germany / South Africa / France / Netherlands 2013
DCP / color
108 minutes

André Chemetoff
Chris Teerink, Mona Bräuer
Sound Herman Pieëte
Bachar Khalife
Rayna Campbell, August Diehl, Rapule Hendricks, Terry Norton, Rapulana Seiphemo, Jeroen Kranenburg, David Mello


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