David & Layla

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David & Layla, by J. Jalal Jonroy

For the first time, a Middle Eastern film starring Iranian American Shiva Rose is distributed by Hollywood's biggest studio, Warner Bros., via more than 100 Cable TVs and Digital sites.

A Political Romantic Comedy Inspired by a True Love Story. Writer, Producer, Director: J. Jalal Jonroy
Co-Producers: Gill Holland, Isen Robbins and Aimee Schoof
Music Score Composers: Richard Horowitz, John Lissauer
Vocals: Sussan Deyhim (Iranian Vocalist/Composer)
With Shiva Rose (Layla) and David Moscow (David)

28 International Film Festivals, 8 Awards

"Sparks fly when a Jew and a Muslim fall in love in New York. David becomes smitten with the voluptuous Layla - a mysterious, sensual dancer. Layla turns out to be a Muslim refugee. David madly pursues Layla. This sets off a veiling and unveiling of the similarities - and contrasts - of their ancient cultures. David's lust grows into love as he discovers in stunning Layla, a sensitive, intelligent, war survivor with an ancient rich culture that echoes his own culture. But their families are dead set against this unlikely romance. Faced with deportation, Layla must choose: Dr. Ahmad or David? Will David and Layla follow their hearts to blast through centuries of religious animosity?"

Official Cinema Movie Trailer


Shiva Rose in "David & Layla"

Iranian American Shiva Rose stars as Layla. Shiva's father is Parviz Gharib-Afshar, the famous Iranian television personality who currently has a weekly show on the Persian Broadcasting Company, Tapesh, based in Los Angeles.

Shiva Rose won the Jury & President's Award for Best Breakthrough Performance, for her Layla role in David & Layla. Unanimous praise is showered on Shiva as Layla in 100% of over 25 reviews- Variety, The New York Times, The Washington Post, etc.

Shiva is currently the most consistently praised Iranian and Middle Eastern American actress working in America. "Excellent", "star-making", "breakthrough performance", "outstanding", "excels", "winningly charismatic", "effortlessly sexy", "gracefully luminous", "boasts classic beauty, stoic dignity and an ability to pull off her character's rare but striking angry outbursts."


Shiva Rose Iranian-American Actress

Official Selection at Romance, Comedy and Human Rights Film Festivals

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DVD from $13.99, with the following Special Bonus Features:

  • A 34-min Documentary of Behind The Scenes Making of the film,
  • Shiva Rose and Filmmakers interviews
  • Director's Commentary
  • Deleted Scenes

25 Reviews, Press Kit, Photos…, at Movie Site, click Here

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