Leila is a singer-songwriter who lives in Brussels.
When Antoine, the man she is in love with, suddenly walks out on her for another woman, she leaves for Berlin to start a new life.
Before closing the door of her apartment for the last time, she films herself in a mirror, vowing, one day, to send Antoine the images of her new life. It will be her revenge.
It's a musical road-movie that travels to Brussels, Berlin, Lisbon and Cairo with Leila as our guide . A story of crossing paths, re-learning to live, and opening yourself up to the world.
Antoine will never get to see the images.
Hana AL BAYATY
Abdul ILAH ALBAYATY
& Christophe BOUCKAERT
Berlin Telegram @ Hamburger Bahnhof - Berlin
10 december 2013
Berlin Telegram @ International Film Festival Tripoli
14 - 19 November 2013
Berlin Telegram @ The Arab Camera Festival
14 - 17 November 2013
Berlin Telegram @ International film festival of Rabat
27 september - 05 october 2013
Berlin Telegram @ Cinéma Etoile Lilas at Paris
Opening programation of "Septième Continent"
(evening sponsored by Rebecca Zlotowski)
30 April 2013 at 20h00 - the projection will be followed by a cocktail
Berlin Telegram @ Achtung Berlin
Award for the Best Cinematography
17 - 24 April 2013
Berlin Telegram @ Panorama des cinémas du maghreb et du Moyen-Orient
4 - 21 April 2013
Berlin Telegram @ Gulf Film Festival
11 - 17 April 2013
Berlin Telegram @ Dubaï Film Festival
9 - 16 December 2012
Berlin Telegram @ Mar del Plata
17 - 25 November 2012
Berlin Telegram @ Cinémania
1 - 11 November 2012
Berlin Telegram @ Festival Tous Ecrans Geneva
TV5 Award : Best french spoken film
2 - 8 November 2012
Berlin Telegram @ Französische Filmtage Tüebingen
31 October - 7 November 2012
Berlin Telegram world premiere @ IndieLisboa
26 April - 6 May 2012
Berlin Telegram is also the soundtrack album by the composer and singer Leila Albayaty, of her debut feature film, Berlin Telegram (2012).
Both the album and the film retrace the musical encounter between the singer-actress-director, Leila Albayaty, and different pop, rock, electro, contemporary and oriental musicians around the world.
Jef Mercelis, Alain Rylant, Ivan Imperiali, Cristoforo Spotto, Tarek Atoui, Marc Huyghens, Françoise Vidick, Anja Naucler, Eric Thielemans, Teuk Henri, Mathieu Dupont, George Van Dam, Karim Francis, Johanna Plank, Phil Freeborn.
Leila Albayaty is an Iraqi-French singer-songwriter and filmmaker who divides her time between Belgium, Germany and France, Her first short film, « Vu », had its world premiere at the Berlinale 2009, where it received a special mention. The film was subsequently shown at more than 20 festivals around the world.
As well as directing the film, she played the starring role and composed the soundtrack.
Building on the experience of this first directing adventure, she went on to make her first feature, « Berlin Telegram », and she also recorded an album, strongly inspired by the film and the people she met while making it.