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WHEN WE LEAVE

Wed, Feb 23, 2011
at 8:30 PM (WH)
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Sat, Feb 26, 2011
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WHEN WE LEAVE

DIRECTOR: Feo Aladag - GERMANY

Confronting the realities of female oppression and the identity conflicts of many second-generation immigrants, When We Leave tells a tragic, all-too-common story. Umay (Sibel Kekilli) is an ethnically Turkish German citizen living with her husband and his family in the Istanbul suburbs. Suffering horrible abuse at the hands of her husband, she escapes with her young son and flees to her family in Berlin, who, instead of comforting her, are horrified and shamed at her actions. If she won’t return, their only choice is to send her son back to his father, salvaging at least some of their reputation. Aladag’s deeply affecting debut, winner of the New Director Prize at the Tribeca Film Festival and German Film Awards for Best Film and Best Actress, is this year’s German submission for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar. (119 mins.)

First Feature Film.

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Interests: New Directors, Oscar Submissions, Narrative Feature.

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