Languages: German & Turkish with English subtitles
Director: Feo Aladag
Time: 5:15 PM
Location: Lucy Ellis Lounge: Room 1080, Foreign Languages Building, 707 S. Mathews, Urbana
“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 realize is just how deep the wounds have gone and how dangerous her struggle for determination has self- become…”
Independent Artists Filmproduktion. “When We Leave (2010) – IMDb.” The Internet Movie Database (IMDb). Web. 26 Jan. 2011.
February 23 EUC Movie Night: When We Leave