Mardi 13 février 2007 - 19h00

Jeudi 15 février 2007 - 22h00

Mons - Belgique
David & Layla: 23ème Festival International du Film d'Amour de Mons

La Selection Officielle David & Layla

David, un journaliste télé, a un véritable coup de foudre lorsqu’il pose les yeux sur Layla, une mystérieuse et sensuelle danseuse orientale. Bien qu’il soit déjà fiancé, il va tout mettre en oeuvre pour conquérir le coeur de la belle. Cependant, les deux familles sont violement opposées à cette relation. Entre mariage arrangé et guerre entre les peuples, l’amour de David et Layla saura-t-il triompher de l’animosité ?

 cultural event about the power of 'Love' in Conflict Resolution

20 Official Festival Selections, 5 Wins
David & Layla
in Compétition Officielle Internationale
American English original, sous titres Français
From an impossible romance, a hope (or a fantasy!) for peace
«Congratulations to Jay Jonroy for succeeding in making such a bold, politically relevant film against impossible industry odds...†-  Harold Pinter, London playwright/screenwriter/actor/director, Nobel Laureate for Literature 2005
Star-crossed lovers David & Layla: Romeo & Juliet in New York with a twist- spice, comedy & politics...via Iraq, Kurdistan & Jerusalem!
"This new comedy about young loves and the large ethnic families (on both sides) that stand between them could have been just another My Big Fat Greek Wedding, but its originality and insight set it apart... David and Layla is a superior variation on that film, with unexpected insights...†-  Joe Baltake
 « earnest, frequently funny comedy about stateless persons... and the looming clichés that make Muslims and Jews so wary of each other.  Painless intro to the customs and attitudes surrounding two of the world's great religions is a natural...  Shiva Rose (Layla) excels as a self-reliant damsel in distress worth rooting for."  - Lisa Nesselson, VARIETY
Screenings in Compétition Officielle Internationale
Questions & Answers with the Director
19.00hr  Mardi  13 Février  6 €   Imagix 1, Bld Initialis, MONS, Belgium. Tel  065 56 89 97
22.00hr  Jeudi  15 Février  5 €   Plaza Art 12, rue de Nimy, MONS, Belgium. Tel  065 35 15 44
Film info:

Invited not only to regular film fests but also to 'Conflict Resolution/Human Rights' and 'Love/Romance' film fests!

"....the best movie and winner of this year's LKFF... has to be David and Layla...the true highlight of the festival...a phenomenal film..."  - Kameel Ahmady

VARIETY+ other Reviews
Synopsis, Cast & Crew: IMDB