Drama Girl

A young woman gets the chance to play the leading role in the film fictionalizing her own life story. Where does reality end, and storytelling begin?


Directed by Vincent Boy Kars

Producer: Olivia Sophie van Leeuwen


By re-enacting dramatic events from her own life, ‘Drama Girl’ is an experiment in which a young woman is the protagonist in a film based on her life story. During the process, the filmmaker (Vincent Boy Kars) and lead-actress (Leyla de Muynck) negotiate on how her story should be told. How does someone’s personal story translate into a narrative on film? And can drama, as a genre, help us better understand ourselves and the world around us?

Selected for the main competition at IFFR (International Film Festival Rotterdam), the Tiger competition. HALAL presents Drama Girl in co-production with VPRO. This film was supported by The Netherlands Film Fund, NPO Fund, CoBO.