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Let Me Go

Director: Polly Steele

Writer: Polly Steele

Cast: Juliet Stevenson, Jodhi May, Lucy Boynton, Karin Bertling

Producers: Lizzie Pickering,

Polly Steele, David Broder

Executive Producers:

Douglas Cummins, Rupert Labrum, Georges Tsitos

Country: UK

Distribution / International Sales:

Red Arrow Studios International

Year: 2017


In her feature directorial debut, award-winning filmmaker Polly Steele has crafted a powerful and deeply moving drama based on the true story recounted in the best-selling memoirs by Helga Schneider, who was abandoned by her mother in 1941 when she was only four years old. The film is set in the year 2000, following not only Helga and her mother’s journeys but those of the next two generations and how they suffer from horrific events which took place over 70 years ago during the Second World War.


With a stellar female-led cast including Juliet Stevenson, Jodhi May, Lucy Boynton and Karin Bertling, LET ME GO is a film about mothers and daughters, about trans-generational family relationships and ghosts from the past and the impact they leave on the present. 

Official Selection:

Edinburgh International Film Festival 2017

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