Wild Bunch takes ‘When We Leave’ for France

German releases in France are a rarity, but Feo Aladag’s award-winning drama will get an April release.


BERLIN – German releases in France are a rarity but Wild Bunch is giving Feo Aladag’s award-winning drama When We Leave a go and has picked up French rights to the drama about a Turkish woman in Germany struggling with her fundamentalist family.

When We Leave didn’t make the Foreign Language Oscar short list but the film has a been a critical smash, winning best film in Tribeca and scooping a best actress Lola – Germany’s Oscar equivalent – for star Sibel Kekilli.

Sales agent Telepool has secured multiple territory deals for When We Leave, including ones with Olive Films in the U.S., Canada’s Mongrel Media and Ozen Films in Turkey. Wild Bunch plans to bow When We Leave in France mid-April.