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L'ETRANGÈRE (LUX PRIZE 2010)
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When we leave Allemagne 2010 | vostf+ang | 119' | De : Feo Aladag | Avec : Sibel Kekilli, Settar Tanriöðen, Derya Alabora, Florian LukasLabel Europa Cinemas, Berlin 2010
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.
« L'Étrangère est une première oeuvre forte, émouvante, dérangeante, dont le final bouleversant n'hésite pas à bousculer les tabous romanesques du cinéma. Déchirant, donc indispensable. » (Olivier Delcroix, Le Figaroscope)
« Grâce à un sens pointu des détails, chaque personnage reste complexe et attachant. Aladag nous offre, avec justesse et finesse, une histoire inoubliable, qui résonne longtemps en nous. » (Fichesducinema.com)
Cinémathèque de la Ville de Luxembourg