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Umay flees from her abusive husband in Istanbul and returns to her family in Berlin with her young son. She hopes to find a better life there, but instead she encounters intense conflict with her family's old world traditions. When she overhears them secretly plotting to send her son back to Turkey, Umay is left with no choice but to flee again. As she struggles to build a future, she refuses to accept her family's rejection, which ends up making matters much worse than she ever imagined.
"Astonishing…a powerful film" -- Matthew Hays, THE MONTREAL MIRROR
"Gripping and sincere" -- A. O. Scott, THE NEW YORK TIMES
"The film grips from the first scene and never lets go" -- Jeff Heinrich, THE GAZETTE
Best Actress (Sibel Kekilli); Best Narrative Feature (World Narrative Competition) -- Tribeca Film Festival
Winner- Prix Lux, Best European Film of the Year -- European Parliament