Friday Late x Jameel: Museum Leila

  • Jenna Mason
  • Nadira Amrani
  • Olivia Lynch

Museum Leila is a fashion film by British-Algerian director and visual artist Nadira Amrani. The work features looks by Karim Adduchi, Tatyana Antoun and Nabil Nayal, whose designs take inspiration from their Moroccan, Lebanese and Syrian heritage. The film follows fashion student Leila, who falls asleep in the V&A and wakes up to find that night has fallen and she is locked in the museum alone. As she roams the halls searching for a way out, dramatic couture dances through the quiet galleries. Leila enters a surreal world in which objects come alive in the shadowy spaces between reality and fantasy, light and darkness, conscious and subconscious.

Director: Nadira Amrani
Producer: Olivia Lynch
Designers: Sheryn Akiki, Karim Adduchi, Tatyana Antoun and Nabil Nayal
DOP: Beatriz Sastre
AC: Ondrej Rybar
1st AD: Miriam Amrani
Gaffer: Helio Ribeiro
Spark: Luigi Truscelli
Stylist: Zahra Asmail
MUA: Maha Alselami
Hair: Antonio De Luca
Jewellery: Maison de Jewels, Sahar BMD, MIMANERA and Saad Collection
Sound Recordist: Mia Zur Szpiro
2nd AC: Victor Katilis
Editor: Flaura Atkinson | Stitch Editing
Colour grade: Alex Gregory | The Mill
Music: Bebin – Sevdaliza
Leila: Riyam Salim
Model 2: Youcef Hadjazi
Model 3: Sarah Al-Shammari
Model 4: Renata Chavez
Model 5: Marlene Marie

Commissioned by Jenna Mason and Rachel Dedman for V&A Friday Late