Leila’s Blues

Duration: 15min
Writers  and Directors: Fateme Ahmadi (Iran) & Ismaël Louati (Tunisia)

Casting: Rym Ben Messaoud, Amen Allah Arbi, Walid Mouihbi

Synopsis: Leila, the mother of a 17-year-old boy named Youssef, who was born with special needs, is shocked to find out she is pregnant again. She decides to have an abortion without discussing her reasons with her husband. She books herself a room in a private clinic, but things turn against her on the day she wants to take action.




The Factory project aims at the emergence of new talents on the international scene, allowing young international directors to meet and create together.
The Directors’ Fortnight is proud to showcase the result of these exchanges, 4 x 15 minutes short films, co-directed by 4 tandems of young directors.
After the Taipei Factory in 2013, the Nordic Factory 2014, the Chile Factory in 2015, the South Africa in 2016 and the Lebanon Factory in 2017 the Directors’ Fortnight is glad to continue the adventure this coming year with the Tunisia Factory.

The world premiere screening of these films was held on Wednesday, May 9, at the Théâtre Croisette.
At the end of the projection, the Directors’ Fortnight offered the audience the opportunity to meet these young directors. It was also an opportunity for them to present their projects to film industry professionals


Read more about Factory Films here: https://www.quinzaine-realisateurs.com/en/the-factory/