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 ...

Director's Biography
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 · Eröffnungsfilme | Opening Films 2013
Pia Marais
Germany / South Africa / France / Netherlands 2013
108 minutes
OV with German subtitles
Screenplay Horst Markgraf, Pia Marais
Cinematography André Chemetoff
Editing Chris Teerink, Mona Bräuer
Sound/Sounddesign Sound Herman Pieëte
Music Bachar Khalife
With Rayna Campbell, August Diehl, Rapule Hendricks, Terry Norton, Rapulana Seiphemo, Jeroen Kranenburg, David Mello
Pandora Film Produktion GmbH Balthasarstr. 79-81 50670 Cologne Germany T +49 221 97 33 20