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Melas priveda prie melo. Taip prasideda melų grandinė. Ir ji niekada nesibaigia. Žmonės būtų laimingesni sakydami tiesą.

Layla is a single mother living with her son in Johannesburg, getting by with casual work. After training as a polygraph operator she manages to secure a job with a company specialising in lie detectors and security. On her way to her new workplace she is involved in an accident which will fundamentally change her life. Layla becomes entangled in a web of lies and deceit. The truth could lead to the loss of her son.


Berlin International Film Festival – in competition, Special Mention.

Pia Marais

Pia Marais was born in Johannesburg, and grew up both there and in Spain and Sweden. Initially she studied sculpture and photography in London, Amsterdam and Dusseldorf before going on to study film at the Deutsche Film-und Fernseh-Akademie (DFFB) in Berlin. She made her feature debut with The Unpolished, which has screened at many international film festivals and has won various prizes, including Tiger Award in 2007 in Rotterdam. Her film At Ellen’s Age received Best Film Award in Crossing Europe Film Festival. Both films were screened in Scanorama.