Leyla means night

2011 | Drama | 19 min | BA Film

Directed by Tirza Bosshardt

Collection: Degree Films 2011

Leyla (15) is caught in an unhealthy relationship with "Big", an unpredictable man who beats her and treats her like a princess alternatively. By night she scars walls with graffity with him and by day she plays the doll for him.
After a fight on her birthday she unexpectedly meets Moe. He thinks Leyla is more beautiful without make-up. Later, Leyla takes him to her favorite place. Up there above the rails a unique friendship slowly begins to unfold.

Runtime19 min
Year of Production2011
Country of ProductionSwitzerland
Distribution FormatDCP
Audio FormatStereo, 5.1
Spoken LanguageGerman
Available SubtitlesFrench, English
Director Tirza Bosshardt
Cinematography Valentino Vigniti
Production Design Luzia Fleischlin
Editor Tirza Bosshardt
Andreas Arnheiter
Screenplay Tirza Bosshardt
Leading ActorsJessy Oswald
Nafi Wyler
Alireza Bayram
Casting Tirza Bosshardt
Makeup Artist Mira Frehner
Franziska Nufer
Location Sound Engineer Stephan Glattfelder
David Bollinger
Sound Design Dave Murdoch
Sound Mixing Gregg Skerman
Graphic Artist Christian Schlatter
Project Supervision Michael Schärer
Stefan Jäger
Executive Producer Filippo Bonacci
Head of Programme BA Film Prof. Bernhard Lehner