Leila

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Leila
Toi, moi, les autres | Audrey Estrougo, 2010
France | French | 90 minutes

The second feature by the gifted Audrey Estrougo (Regarde-moi, Rendez-Vous 2008) is an infectious musical love story centered on the chance meeting of a pampered slacker and an ambitious Arab law student. The son of a police commissioner, Gab (Benjamin Siksou) leads a comfortable, picture-perfect life complete with a beautiful fiancée. Leila (the radiant Leïla Bekhti), meanwhile, barely has a second for herself, studying law and caring for her unruly younger brother after the death of their mother. When Gab and Leila meet in the wake of a traffic mishap, sparks fly and a romance blooms that will test the peaceful coexistence of their very different worlds. With clever, color-saturated production numbers that run the gamut from classic Hollywood to modern Bollywood, Leila is a West Side Story for the 21st century!

Series: Rendez-Vous with French Cinema 2011

Venue: Walter Reade Theater

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