Premiering stateside at the 7th Annual Festival of German Films – October 4th -7th – in Los Angeles is the Germany/South Africa/France/the Netherlands co-production and thriller by director Pia Marais, titled Layla Fourie – a film that we have been following almost throughout its development; we last posted its first clips and poster back in February. 

The film, which premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival in February of this year, centers on Layla Fourie, a single mother in South Africa, who “is given the opportunity to get proper employment as polygraphist for pre-employment tests at a casino complex. In the constant present atmosphere of mistrust, lies and fear, Layla becomes a suspect herself on a murder happening on her first working day.”

Layla is produced by Germany’s Pandora Film Produktion, South Africa’s DV8 Films/Zinebar, IDTV (Netherlands),Cinema Defacto (France) and WDR/ARTE, and the film stars black British actress Rayna Campbell as the title character, and August Diehl (Quentin Tarantino‘s Inglorious Basterds).

The Match Factory is selling the film globally.

To recap on our last post, this is Rayna Campbell’s feature film debut; although she’s an accomplished stage actress, and has done some British TV work as well.

For more information on the festival’s film program, head over to the festival’s website HERE.

Watch the trailer below, which unfortunately isn’t English-subtitled: