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LET ME GO

by Polly Steele

synopsis

Let Me Go is a film about mothers and daughters, it is about ghosts from the past and the impact they leave on the present. Developed from Helga Schneider's true life story, Let Me Go explores the effect on Helga's life of being abandoned by her mother, Traudi in 1941 when she was just four years old. The film is set in the year 2000 following not only Helga and Traudi's journeys but the next two generations and how Beth, Helga's daughter and Emily her granddaughter are confronted with the long-term effects of Traudi's leaving. When Helga receives a letter telling her that Traudi is close to death, it is Emily with whom Helga shares the truth. Emily volunteers to accompany her to Vienna to meet the great-grandmother she thought was dead, and experience the unraveling of the darkest of family secrets.

international title: Let Me Go
original title: Let Me Go
country: United Kingdom, Austria
year: 2017
genre: fiction
directed by: Polly Steele
film run: 101'
release date: UK 15/09/2017, ES 9/11/2018
screenplay: Polly Steele
cast: Juliet Stevenson, Jodhi May, Lucy Boynton, Karin Bertling, Stanley Weber, Éva Magyar, Abhin Galeya, Lioba de Graaff, Elizabeth Webster, Simona Hughes
cinematography by: Michael Wood
film editing: Daniel Goddard
art director: Alexandra Walker
costumes designer: Holly Rebecca
music: Phil Selway
producer: David Broder, Lizzie Pickering, Polly Steele
executive producer: Douglas Cummins, Rupert Labrum, Georges Tsitos
production: In Trust Films
distributor: Vercine
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