David & Layla at Verona Film Festival

KurdishCinema – Melbourne –March 9, 2007

    Kurdish director Jalal Jonroy’s film “David & Layla” has
    been invited 11th Verona Schermi d'Amore (Love Screen)
    Film Festival which will take place in Verona from 26th
    April to 6th May. David & Layla will be screened in the
    Panorama section showing a new version of Romeo &
    Juliet each year from different countries.

It is said that the festival is devoted to love and sentimental films. There is a
competition, a Panorama section, and various retrospectives. Verona where the festival
takes place is the city of Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet.

Awarded 5 times

Previously David & Layla has been invited 20 international film festivals and won 5
different awards including Audience Award at 23rd L’amour Film Festival in Belgium
last February. Besides Jonroy’s film got ‘Spirit of Independents Award’ at last
Lauderdale Florida International Film Festival in October 2006. At the same festival
Shiva Rose playing the leading woman character in David & Layla got ‘Best
Breakthrough Performance’ award for her performance. And David & Layla also got
‘Outstanding Feature’ award at last Washington D.C. World Cinema Festival in March
2006. Jonroy is planning to release his film in July 2007

email to KurdishCinema: kurdishcinema@hotmail.com