When We Leave
Genre: Drama |
color, 123 Min.
Germany 2008 - 2010
The 25-year-old German-Turkish woman Umay can no longer endure daily life with her brutal husband in Istanbul. Together with her young son Cem she flees to her family in Berlin, where she grew up. But her hope to live a new, independent life is destroyed: her parents and brothers accuse her of dishonoring the family. Umay encounters a wall of hatred and she fears for her life. She again escapes with her child and breaks off all contact with her family. Soon after, she meets the sensitive Stipe, with whom she hopes for a happy new start. When her younger sister Rana marries, Umay sees the opportunity for reconciliation with her family - but for that it is already too late ...
The film debut of Feo Aladag was the German candidate for the Oscar-nominated 2011 as the Best Foreign Language Film and received numerous national and international awards.
|Year||2008 - 2010|
|Starring||Sibel Kekilli, Derya Alabora, Blanca Apilanez Fernandez, Tamer Yigit, Florian Lukas, Serhad Can, Almila Bagriacik, Alwara Höfels, Mustafa Jouni, Settar Tanriögen|
|Screenings||Hanoi, Hai Phong, Hué, Da Nang, Nha Trang, Ho Chi Minh City|
|Awards||Among others: German Film Critics Prize 2011: Best Cinematography, Best Actress, Best Debut Feature Film, Best Editing, Best Film, Best Screenplay|