When we Leave

Astonishing... A powerful film.
-Matthew Hays, THE MONTREAL MIRROR
The film grips from the first scene and never lets go.
-Jeff Heinrich, THE GAZETTE
Impassioned!
-TIME OUT NEW YORK
Gripping and sincere!
-A.O. Scott, THE NEW YORK TIMES

Synopsis

Umay flees an abusive marriage in Istanbul and joins her family in Berlin. But her parents are unsympathetic - social stigma causes them to side with their conservative neighbors and cast out their daughter for refusing to go back to her husband. When they try to send her son back to Turkey without her, Umay is forced to move to a women's shelter. She struggles to build a new life and retain contact with her family, but can't escape the consequences of her actions.

Theatrical Release Date

Friday, March 18, 2011
Original Languages: Turkish
Genre: Drama
Running Time: 119 min.
Year: 2010

CREDITS

DIRECTED BY
Feo Aladag

TRAILER


PHOTOS

Umay (Sibel Kekilli). Courtesy of Mongrel Media
Left to Right: Umay (Sibel Kekilli) and Stipe (Florian Lukas). Courtesy of Mongrel Media
Left to Right: Umay (Sibel Kekilli) and Stipe (Florian Lukas). Courtesy of Mongrel Media
Left to Right: Umay (Sibel Kekilli) and Atife (Alwara Höfels). Photo by Christian Hüning
Left to Right: Halyme (Derya Alabora) and Umay (Sibel Kekilli). Courtesy of Mongrel Media
Left to Right: Rana (Almila Bagriacik) and Umay (Sibel Kekilli). Photo by Christian Hüning
Courtesy of Mongrel Media
Cem (Nizam Schiller). Courtesy of Mongrel Media
Left to Right: Kader (Settar Tanriogen) and Umay (Sibel Kekilli). Courtesy of Mongrel Media
Acar (Serhad Can). Courtesy of Mongrel Media
Umay (Sibel Kekilli). Courtesy of Mongrel Media
Left to Right: Cem (Nizam Schiller) and Kader (Settar Tanriogen). Courtesy of Mongrel Media
Left to Right: Umay (Sibel Kekilli) and Stipe (Florian Lukas). Photo by Christian Hüning
Rana (Almila Bagriacik). Photo by Christian Hüning
Umay (Sibel Kekilli). Photo by Christian Hüning
Left to Right: Cem (Nizam Schiller) and Umay (Sibel Kekilli). Courtesy of Mongrel Media
Umay (Sibel Kekilli). Photo by Christian Hüning