Film still from When We Leave. Image courtesy of Goethe Institut New Zealand

Film still from When We Leave. Image courtesy of Goethe Institut New Zealand

When We Leave

Goethe-Institut NZ German Film Series
  • Sun 27 Oct 2019
  • 4—6:05PM
  • Len Lye Centre Cinema
  • Rated R16
  • Free entry
  • Free entry tickets will be re-allocated to waiting customers five minutes after screening start time
  • Hearing loop provided for the hearing impaired
  • Wheelchair spaces available. Free entry for a companion to assist an audience member who has a disability. Companion seat is automatically allocated when a wheelchair space is booked

A young Turkish woman fights for self-determination and independence from her family.

Umay lives together with her husband, Kemal, and their son, Cem, in a suburb of the Turkish metropolis, Istanbul. Kemal’s regular and violent outbursts are directed at his wife and his son. Umay develops a tremendous yearning for her hometown, Berlin, and her parents. In desperation, Umay packs her things and runs away from her life in Istanbul and her marriage.
Director, producer and scriptwriter Feo Aladag has managed to create a multi-layered and poignant portrait of a family, far removed from the typical clichés, with her breathtaking cinematic debut.

DE, 2010, 119 min., Dir. Feo Aladag. English Subtitled

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Film still from When We Leave. Image courtesy of Goethe Institut New Zealand

Film still from When We Leave. Image courtesy of Goethe Institut New Zealand

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