Let Me Go

Let Me Go

Let Me Go

Drama based on the memoir of Helga Schneider, a woman whose mother abandoned her as a toddler to become a concentration camp guard at Auschwitz.

Set in 2000, Let Me Go explores the cumulative effect of Helga's abandonment by her mother, Traudi, when she was just four years old. When Helga receives news that Traudi is nearing death, it is with her granddaughter Emily that 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.

2016Rating: M, Offensive language101 minsUK, Austria
Drama

Let Me Go / Reviews

The Guardian

The Guardian

Juliet Stevenson gives a typically excellent performance of bottled up shame and guilt as a woman haunted by the sins of her mother in this low-budget British drama.

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Stuff

Stuff

Flaws, contrivances and occasional mis-steps aside, Let Me Go, in its best moments, is a very, very good film indeed.

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New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

While the tone feels uneven, Let Me Go is handsomely shot and filled with brave subject matter - and, thanks to strong performances by Stevenson and Bertling, it leaves you with plenty to ponder.

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