Galway Film Fleadh | 7th - 12th July 2015
Academy Awards Arts Council

Galway Film Fleadh 2011 Programme

First Feature | Director: Feo Aladag | Germany | 2010

When We Leave

When We Leave

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. What Umay doesn’t realise is just how deep the wounds have gone and how dangerous her struggle for self-determination has become... 

Running Time 119 mins | Colour | 35 mm

Producer Feo Aladag, Züli Aladag, Julia Radke

Script Feo Aladag

Cast Sibel Kekilli, Nizam Schiller, Derya Alabora

Production ARTE, Independent Artists Filmproduktion, Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg

Print Source Independent Artists Filmproduktion

Thu 07 Jul Omni 7 14.30
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