Leila is a singer-songwriter who lives in Brussels. When Antoine, the man she is in love with, suddenly walks out on her for another woman, she leaves to start a new life in Berlin. She takes just a small electric keyboard and her camcorder.
Before closing the door of her apartment for the last time, she films herself in a mirror, vowing, one day, to send Antoine the images of her new life. It will be her revenge.
It’s a musical road-movie with Leila as our guide. A story of crossing paths,re-learning to live, and opening yourself up to the world. —
DIRECTOR BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE:
Leila Albayaty is an Iraqi-French singer-songwriter and filmmaker?who divides her time between Belgium, Germany and France,
Her first short film, «Vu», had its world premiere at the Berlinale 2009, where it received a special mention. The film was subsequently shown at more than 20 festivals around the world.
As well as directing the film, she played the starring role and composed the soundtrack.
Building on the experience of this first directing adventure, she went on to make her first feature, « Berlin Telegram », that is now in the final stages of post-production, and she is recording an album: Berlin Telegram Record strongly inspired by the film and the people she met while making it. —