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Let Me Go

16/08/2017

 

A film produced by Walthamstow Hall old girl Lizzie Pickering, and starring Juliet Stevenson and Jodhi May, will go on general release in September.

'Let me Go is a film about mothers and daughters, ghosts from the past and the impact they leave on the present.

Developed from Helga Schneider's true life story, 'Let Me Go', explores the effect on Helga's life of being abandoned by her mother Traudi in 1941, when she was just 4 years old. The film is set in 2000 and not only follows Helga and Traudi's journeys but the next two generations and how Beth, Helga's daughter and Emily, her granddaughter are confronted with the long-term effects of Traudi's leaving.

When Helga receives a letter telling her that Traudi is close to death, it is Emily with whom Helga shares the truth. Emily volunteers to follow her to Vienna to meet the great-grandmother she thought was dead, and experience the unravelling of the darkest of family secrets'.

More information and the film's trailer can be found at http://www.letmegomovie.com/

The producer of 'Let Me Go' is Walthamstow Hall old girl Lizzie Pickering. After leaving Wally Hall in 1984 Lizzie went on to become a successful producer for Channel 4 and was a founding member of the fundraising team at the children's hospice Helen and Douglas House for whom she co-produced a yearly comedy show, 'Childish Things', featuring among others Michael McIntyre, Miranda Hart, Rowan Atkinson and Hugh Laurie.

'Let Me Go' had its European Premiere at the Edinburgh Film Festival in June and goes on general release across the country on 15th September. Tickets are available now for a screening at The Stag Cinema in Sevenoaks on 17th September and can be booked by going to http://www.stagsevenoaks.co.uk/whats-on/cinema/let-me-go-15-1938/. 'Let Me Go' is rated 15.

 

 

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