When We Leave (Germany, 2010)

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  • When We Leave (Germany, 2010)
  • World Movies admin
  • April 4, 2016

This powerful film about one woman’s struggle for personal freedom won Best Narrative Feature and Best Actress at the Tribeca Film Festival.

When German-born Umay flees her abusive husband in Turkey, she takes their son Cem with her and makes her way back to her family in Berlin. Rather than greeting her with open arms, Umay’s family are hostile, with the traditional values of their community dictating that she has shamed them.

Led by her father, Umay’s family turn against her and she must once again flee to keep her son and herself safe.

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