Lejla

A film by: Stijn Bouma

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.

Country: Bosnia and Herzegovina
Genre: Fiction
Length: 21’55″
Completion: 05/2017
Screening format: DCP, H264, ProRes
Spoken language: Bosnian
Subtitles: English

Festivals:

  • Festival de Cannes, France (17 – 28 May, 2017)
    Cinéfondation Selection
  • Festival de Cannes, France (17 – 28 May, 2017)
    Cinefondation
  • Sarajevo Film Festival, Bosnia and Herzegovina (11 – 18 August, 2017)
    BH Film Student Competition
  • Helsinki International Film Festival – Love & Anarchy, Finland (14 – 24 September, 2017)
    Short Film Competition
  • Nederlands Film Festival, the Netherlands (20 – 29 September, 2017)
    Forum van de Regissurs & Special: Dutch Students Abroad
  • Festival of Mediterranean Short Film Tangier, Morocco (2 – 7 October, 2017)
    Competition
  • Alexandria Mediterranean Film Festival, Egypt (7 – 12 October, 2017)
    Short Film Competition

Director: Stijn Bouma
Screenplay: Stijn Bouma
Producer: Sarajevo Film Academy: Emina Ganic; Alchemic Film: Stijn Bouma, Ibrahim Karatay, Paul Oscar Kanter
Cinematographer: Lorenzo Fabbro
Sound: Jesse Maasdam
Editor: Fatih Tura
Production design: Chrystyan Romero
Cast: Lejla Hadžić, Vedad Terzić, Slobodan Čabaković