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Laila’s Birthday

Directed by: Rashid Masharawi
71 Minutes, 2008

Abu Laila used to be a judge, but because the government doesn’t have the means to renew his assignment he is forced to be a taxi driver. On the day his daughter Laila becomes seven years old, his wife insists that he’ll be at home early and bring her a present and a cake. Abu Laila’s has nothing else on his mind then completing this mission. But the daily life in Palestine has other plans.


Director: Rashid Masharawi

Producer: Mohamed Habib Attia

Producer: Rashid Masharawi

Producer: Peter van Vogelpoel

Cast: Mohammad Bakri

Cast: Areen Omari

Cast: Nour Zoubi

Writer: Rashid Masharawi

Editor: Pascale Chavance

Director of Photography: Tarek Ben Abdallah

Director of Photography: Nestor Sanz