Umay abbandona il marito alla ricerca di un’emancipazione che non arriverà mai: i genitori e i fratelli la costringeranno a tornare dal marito per una questione d’onore. Ma lei resisterà alle pressioni, mettendosi contro la comunità musulmana, rischiando la vita ogni giorno. Completamente da sola.
What would you sacrifice for your familys love? Your values? Your freedom? Your independence? German-born Umay flees her oppressive marriage in Istanbul, taking her young son Cem with her. She is hoping to find a better life with her family in Berlin, but her unexpected arrival creates intense conflict. Her family is trapped in their conventions, torn between their love for her and the values of their community. Ultimately they decide to return Cem to his father in Turkey. To keep her son, Umay is forced to move again. She finds the inner strength to build a new life for her and Cem, but her need for her familys love drives her to a series of ill-fated attempts at reconciliation. What Umay doesnt realize is just how the wounds have gone and how dangerous her struggle for self-determination has become…
Created in 2007 the LUX Prize is meant to show the European Parliament's commitment to supporting European film industry and its creative efforts. The films selected for the LUX Prize competition help to air different views on some of the main social and political issues of the day and, as such, contribute to building a stronger European identity. The Parliament provides the awarded film with subtitles in the 24 official languages,. In addition to that, the final winner of the Prize gets adapted for the visually or hearing impaired in at least the original version. Further tailored promotion is also provided to the winner.