When We Leave (DVD)

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A German-born woman flees from her oppressive marriage in Istanbul, taking her son with her. She hopes to find a better life with her family in Berlin, but her unexpected arrival creates intense conflicts. Her family is trapped in their conventions; they’re torn between their love for her and the traditional values of their community. German Actress, Feo Aladag makes her sensational directorial debut in this heartbreaking drama. Germany’s Official Selection for the 2010 Academy Awards®.


• WINNER: LABEL EUROPA CINEMAS AWARD – BERLIN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
• WINNER: BEST NARRATIVE FEATURE & BEST ACTRESS – TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL
• WINNER: PUBLIC’S CHOICE AWARD – MONTREAL FESTIVAL OF NEW CINEMA
• WINNER: BEST FILM – SAO PAULO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
• WINNER: BEST INTERNATIONAL FEATURE – CALGARY INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
• WINNER: BEST FILM – ATHENS PANORAMA OF EUROPEAN CINEMA
• WINNER: AUDIENCE AWARD – CRETIEL INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S FILM FESTIVAL
• WINNER: JURY AWARD (BEST FILM) – FORT LAUDERDALE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
• WINNER: BEST ACTRESS – GERMAN FILM AWARDS
• WINNER: GRAND PRIX (BEST FILM) & AUDIENCE AWARD – GHENT INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL