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  • Director

    Polly Steele

  • Starring

    Lucy Boynton, Jodhi May, Juliet Stevenson, Stanley Weber, Karin Bertling, Eva Magyar

  • Certificate


  • Run Time

    100 mins

  • Release Year


  • Country of Origin


  • Language


  • Director of Photography: Michael Wood

  • Editor: Daniel Goddard

  • Produced by: David Broder, Lizzie Pickering, Polly Steele

  • Music: Philip Selway

  • Screenplay by: Polly Steele

  • Production Designer: Alexandra Walker

Director Bio

Polly Steele

P&I - Director Bio

Polly Steele is an award-winning UK-based, independent filmmaker, renowned for her ability to tell the most sensitive stories. Her documentary work has included BAFTA nominated Tantrums & Tiaras, the inside story of Elton John’s life (ITV), Kofi Annan, The Eye of the Storm (BBC), Ewan McGregor, A Scot in the Arctic, and Grierson-nominated The World’s Youngest Surgeon.


Let Me Go

Part of the Best of British Strand


Generational trauma lies at the core of this real-life drama, developed from Helga Schneider’s story about being abandoned by her mother Traudi in Poland in 1941 when she was just four years old. Set in 2000, the film sees Helga (the wonderful Juliet Stevenson) travel to vienna to see her ailing mother, accompanied by her grand daughter (Lucy Boynton) who thought Traudi was dead. Generations of women come together to face the dark secrets of the past, as an unrepentant Traudi unravels the darkest of family secrets. 

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