The film chronicles the life of Leyla Atakan, Turkey’s first female mayor to be elected with a single-degree electoral system.
She has the title of the first female mayor in Turkey to be elected with a single degree election system, Leaving a mark in history as one of the symbol women of the Republic The first trailer of the movie “Leyla Hanım”, about the life of Leyla Atakan, was shared.
While the famous actress Özge Borak plays Leyla Atakan in the historical movie; Many valuable artists such as Beyti Engin, Serhan Arslan, Bekir Aksoy, Devrim Nas, Anıl Taşezen, Barış Kıralioğlu, Belma Canciğer, Aylin Aras and maNga’s lead singer Ferman Akgül take part in the cast of the film.
Written and directed by İlke İşisağ, executive producer by Koral Altın, script consultant by Gani Müjde and produced by İzmit Municipality, the movie Leyla Hanım will be presented to the audience with a special screening to be organized under the leadership of İzmit Mayor Fatma Kaplan Hürriyet. The soundtrack of the film belongs to master artist Demir Demirkan.
With her success in the elections, the first female mayor in Turkey to be elected directly as the mayor of Izmit in 1968 and died in a traffic accident on February 11, 1971, along with her three council members, Leyla Atakan’s life, focusing on the depths of her life. The excited anticipation continues.