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10 items from 2017


Movie Review – Let Me Go (2017)

14 September 2017 9:28 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Let Me Go, 2017.

Written and Directed by Polly Steele.

Starring Juliet Stevenson, Jodhi May, Lucy Boynton, and Karin Bertling.

Synopsis:

Based on a true story, family secrets have a rolling impact on four generations of women when Helga (Juliet Stevenson) learns that her mother, Traudi (Karin Bertling), is dying.

Before watching Let Me Go I Googled Helga Schneider’s memoir, so knew what her family secret would be. I don’t think many will see it coming, and it’s not included in this review because I think viewers should get to make that choice for themselves, but knowing her secret didn’t make me more prepared. Not knowing it wouldn’t be necessary to feel things watching this movie.

Called by a letter to visit her dying mother in a nursing home, Helga decides to go to Vienna. Her granddaughter, Emily (Lucy Boynton), offers to join her for support. »

- Rachel Bellwoar

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Let Me Go review – Juliet Stevenson excels at showing shame of a Nazi past

14 September 2017 12:00 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Stevenson stars in this drama adapted from the memoir of a German woman who tracked down her chillingly unrepentant mother – a former guard in Auschwitz

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. It’s loosely inspired by the true story of Helga Schneider, whose mother Traudi abandoned her family in 1941 to work as a guard in Auschwitz.

In real life, Helga settled in Italy; in the film she travels from London to Vienna with her granddaughter for a deathbed confrontation with unrepentant Traudi (chillingly played by Karin Bertling). The film is a little rough around the edges and occasionally lacks subtlety, but there is a powerful scene in which Traudi begs her great-granddaughter to try on her old SS uniform, which she has kept like a treasured wedding dress »

- Cath Clarke

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Jessica Raine, Tobias Menzies board UK gothic drama 'Carmilla'

17 August 2017 6:10 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Production gears up on debut feature from Emily Harris.

Jessica Raine (Call The Midwife, Wolf Hall) and Tobias Menzies (Outlander, Game Of Thrones) have boarded UK gothic drama Carmilla as the production gears up for a September shoot.

They join rising UK talent Hannah Rae (Broadchurch, City Of Tiny Lights) and young German actress Devrim Lingnau (Under Suspicion) in the cast alongside illusionist Scott Silven.

Inspired by Sheridan Le Fanu’s 1872 novel of the same name, which is considered to be one of the earliest works of vampire fiction, Carmilla is a dark coming-of-age love story set in the 1780s.

Raine plays Miss Fontaine, governess to 15-year-old Lara (Hannah Rae) who lives in total isolation in her family home. Struggling to find an outlet for her burgeoning sexuality, Lara is enchanted by the mysterious Carmilla (Devrim Lingnau) and the pair strike up a passionate relationship. However, with rumours and superstition rife and with the exhortation of the »

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Jessica Raine, Tobias Menzies board UK horror 'Carmilla'

17 August 2017 6:10 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Production gears up on debut feature from Emily Harris.

Jessica Raine (Call The Midwife, Wolf Hall) and Tobias Menzies (Outlander, Game Of Thrones) have boarded UK Gothic feature Carmilla as the production gears up for a September shoot.

They join rising UK talent Hannah Rae (Broadchurch, City Of Tiny Lights) and young German actress Devrim Lingnau (Under Suspicion) in the cast alongside illusionist Scott Silven.

Inspired by Sheridan Le Fanu’s 1872 novel of the same name, which is considered to be one of the earliest works of vampire fiction, Carmilla is a dark coming-of-age love story set in the 1780s.

Raine plays Miss Fontaine, governess to 15-year-old Lara (Hannah Rae) who lives in total isolation in her family home. Struggling to find an outlet for her burgeoning sexuality, Lara is enchanted by the mysterious Carmilla (Devrim Lingnau) and the pair strike up a passionate relationship. However, with rumours and superstition rife and with the exhortation of the »

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UK poster and trailer for Let Me Go

31 July 2017 10:00 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Ahead of its UK release next month, a poster and trailer have arrived online for writer-director Polly Steele’s upcoming drama Let Me Go which stars Juliet Stevenson, Lucy Boynton, Jodhi May, and Karin Bertling; take a look below…

Based on the true-life story of Helga Schneider who was abandoned by her mother in 1941 when she was only four years old. It’s the year 2000 and the lives of three generations of women are turned upside down when Helga’s mother is revealed to still be alive in a Viennese nursing home. For Helga’s daughter and grand-daughter, initial joy soon turns to deep trauma as the terrible secret of their family’s past is revealed. Helga’s mother did not just abandon her. She made a choice… between being a mother or a willing participant in the most evil regime in history.

Let Me Go is set for release »

- Amie Cranswick

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Truly, Madly, Family: Juliet Stevenson has to face her family demons in trailer for Let Me Go

31 July 2017 6:28 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Zehra Phelan

The trailer for the true-life story Let Me Go, starring acclaimed actress Juliet Stevenson has been released and it’s a tough journey of unearthing buried family secrets.

Let Me Go is based on the true-life story of 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 the next two generations and how they suffer from the trauma created over 70 years ago.

Written and Directed by Polly Steele, Let Me Go stars Juliet Stevenson, Jodhi May, Lucy Boynton and Karin Bertling.

Let Me Go is released in selected UK cinemas and on digital download from 15th September

Let Me Go Official Synopsis

Let Me Go’ is a film about mothers and daughters, about trans-generational family relationships, about ghosts from the past and the »

- Zehra Phelan

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Bentonville Film Festival Announces 2017 Competition Winner

15 May 2017 2:03 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The third annual Bentonville Film Festival (Bff) which champions women and diverse voices in media, announced the winners of its film competition Saturday, May 6 at their awards ceremony hosted by Terry Crews, star of “Brooklyn Nine-Nine.” Bff is the only festival to offer guaranteed distribution to the winning festival films in three categories: Best Narrative, Best Family Film and Audience Award winners.

Hosted in Bentonville, Arkansas, 2017’s festival attracted a record-breaking number of attendees committed to ensuring development and promotion of media that represents the world we live in – 51% women and highly diverse. Festival attendees interacted with filmmakers, actors and key industry leaders including Meg Ryan, William H. Macy, Judy Greer, Rachel Winter, Marilu Henner, Jane Seymour, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Stephanie Beatriz, Melissa Fumero, Amy Jo Johnson, Aisha Tyler, Nely Galan, Olivia Washington, Joey Travolta (Inclusion Films), Patty Jenkins (Director, Wonder Woman), Stephen Quinn (Chairman, Afe), Gil Robertson (Aafca), Chevonne O »

- Malina Saval

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Gay Indie VOD Round-Up with Franco, Quinto and Juliet Stevenson

12 February 2017 7:30 AM, PST | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

By Glenn Dunks.

It's sometimes hard to keep up with all the films hitting VOD from the festival circuit, particularly those under the Lgbtq banner that can so easily get lost by audiences. More and more films including those with big stars and major filmmakers are now taking the direct route so competition is fierce. Let's take a look at some of the titles hitting the regular services over these first few months of the year. If your interests extend beyond the buzzier must-see titles like Carol and Moonlight, you should definitely keep an eye out for them and others like them.

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I’m just going to say it – Juliet Stevenson should be next in line for a Rampling/Huppert style dalliance with Oscar. She is far and away the best thing in this pretty if frustrating drama about a mother and son in the south of France. She is exquisite as Beatrice, »

- Glenn Dunks

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UK-Dutch comedy 'Love Is Thicker Than Water' gets Us deal

9 February 2017 10:00 PM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Jinga Films handles international sales on romantic drama.

Ate De Jong’s UK-Dutch romantic comedy Love Is Thicker Than Water has secured a Us distribution deal.

Santa Monica-based Cleopatra Music & Film, run by Tim Yasui, has acquired Us rights to the title and will release it theatrically.

Jinga is handling international sales.

De Jong wrote Love Is Thicker Than Water, produced it and co-directed with Emily Harris. It is a story of lovers from different sides of the tracks.

Vida comes from a well to do London family, whereas Arthur is a bike messenger from a working-class Welsh mining town. The cast is heading by former Screen International Star Of Tomorrow Johnny Flynn and Lydia Wilson (Star Trek Beyond, Never Let Me Go), Juliet Stevenson and Ellie Kendrick also feature.

The news of the Us deal comes as veteran producer-director De Jong is about to receive a lifetime career award at the Oporto International Film Festival »

- geoffrey@macnab.demon.co.uk (Geoffrey Macnab)

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Evolutionary Films expands into UK distribution

9 February 2017 10:00 PM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: The production and sales outfit will offer theatrical releases of Polly Steele’s drama Let Me Go and John Adams’ horror Aux.

Evolutionary Films, the London-based production and sales outfit launched two years ago under CEO John Adams, is expanding into UK distribution. The company will release at least four titles into the British market this year, some getting theatrical launches.

Among the Evolutionary Films titles that will be seen in British cinemas this year are Polly Steele’s new drama Let Me Go starring Juliet Stevenson and Jodhi May. The drama is based on the true story of German woman Helga Schneider, abandoned by her mother as a child, who later discovers her mother had gone to join the Nazi SS.

Evolutionary is also planning a theatrical release for its horror thriller, Aux, directed by Adams and starring John Rhys-Davies. This was financed and produced by Evolutionary who are selling it internationally as well as »

- geoffrey@macnab.demon.co.uk (Geoffrey Macnab)

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