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2019

LAYLA & MAJNUN

artZacademy

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The students of the KunstZacademie 2019-2020 would be on stage in June 2020 for their show moment, which they have been working towards for a year. Corona  stuck there  a stop to it, but luckily the art creativity is unstoppable!  What was originally supposed to be a play has been transformed into a film project!  

Together with director Aïcha Cissé, the students set to work on the age-old Arab love story 'Layla & Majnun',  taken from classical Arabic literature and later adopted and popularized by the Persian poet Nizami Ganjavi. It is described as the 'Romeo and Juliet' of the East.

Majnun, a poet, falls in love with Layla. But Layla's father disapproves of love. Layla marries someone else. Majnun is distraught…

GAME Agron Begeshi, Emmanuel Boakye, Faisal Muhammadu, Hamid Khan, Nitish Bhardwaj, Abdul Reza Aghajeri, Tatiana Obertas

DIRECTION  Aïcha Cisse

DIRECTION ASSISTANCE  Ingrid Stals

CHOREOGRAPHY Yorrith De Bakker 

SET DESIGN Daphne Okon

AUDIOVISUAL & ASSEMBLY Mario Leko 

TECHNIQUE & LIGHT Louai Hashem

PRODUCTION Somalia Williamson  

A production of KunstZ vzw. With the support of the Flemish Government, the Famous Fund for Talent Development and the City of Antwerp.

 

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Behind the scenes!

The players and artistic team of  'Layla & Majnun' themselves tell about this film project of the art academy.

 

What is the story about? Who do they play? What exactly does such a film project entail ? How did the making process go?  

Listen to their answers based on the videos above!

 

Layla & Majnun

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