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Abdullah and Leilah

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Abdullah and Leilah is the world’s first transcultural drama about the effects of dementia.
The film received grants from The Wellcome Trust, North East London NHS Foundation Trust (NELFT) and BFI Film Fund.
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2017/ UK - Iraq19 min/ Drama
SYNOPSIS
Haunted by memories of his childhood in Baghdad, Abdullah suffers from dementia and struggles to communicate with his British-born daughter, Leilah. As his mind wavers between his past and his unfamiliar present, he no longer remembers the life he has lived in London for the past 60 years or the fluent English he has spoken. Leilah, who only speaks English, needs one last moment of connection with her father before she also fades from his memory.
CAST
Sami Abdulhameed
Houda Echoufani
CREW
Screenwriter: Ashtar Al Khirsan
DOP: Vladimir Trivic
Editor: Tracy Granger
Production Company(ies)
Resource Productions
Producer(s)
Dominique Unsworth
film festivals
film festivals El Gouna Film Festival, Egypt
film festivals Created Out of Mind Short Film Festival, UK