Staying a bit with Turkish-German communities in Germany the next screening is a tense, nail-biting experience powered by strong performances.
DIE FREMDE – WHEN WE LEAVE
(2010, 115 min., dir. Feo Aladag, starring Sibel Kekili, English subtitles)
DATE: 25 FEBRUARY
TIME: 5.00 p.m.
VENUE: Howard College, MTB West Wing 1st Floor, German, Media Room, F251)
About the film:
Die Fremde is a penetrating story of a woman breaking free from an abusive husband and conservative religious family traditions. Umay, a young German woman of 25, flees her oppressive marriage in Istanbul with her young son Cem and returns to her native Berlin. She hopes to build a better life there. But her unexpected arrival creates conflicts in her family which is torn between their love for her and the values of their community. They want to return Cem to his father in Turkey. To remain with her son, Umay moves again. Although she manages to build a new life, her need for her family’s approval and love drives her to a series of ill-fated attempts at reconciliation. She doesn’t realize the depth of the wounds or how dangerous her struggle for independence has become.
For more details please contact:
Dr Marion Pape
Tel: 0027-31-260 1086 / 2380