Film Mania @ German Club
With this film evening, the German Club and Goethe-Institut kick-off a new era of cooperation. From now on, a recent German feature film will be screened bimonthly at the club’s premises. The program will offer German award winning movies and box office hits of all genres, subtitled in English. Members of the German Club and the other expat clubs in town are welcome to enjoy the evening together with their guests.
Die Fremde by Feo Aladag (2010, 119 min)
German-born Umay flees her oppressive marriage in Istanbul, taking her young son Cem with her. She hopes to find a better life with her family in Berlin, but her unexpected arrival creates intense conflict. Her family is trapped in their conventions, torn between their love for her and the traditional values of their community. Ultimately they decide to return Cem to his father in Turkey. To keep her son, Umay is forced to move again. She finds the inner strength to build a new life for herself and Cem, but her need for her family's love drives her to a series of ill-fated attempts at reconciliation.