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Birakma Beni (Never Leave Me)
A tender tale of solidarity between a trio of young orphans. After his mother dies, 14-year old Isa is sent to an orphanage for Syrian refugees in Turkey. There he makes an uneasy alliance with 11-year old Ahmad and 10-year old Motaz. The boys are grieving for their parents - Ahmad’s father disappeared in Syria, while Motaz was abandoned by his mother when she remarried. So, whilst not quite sure of each other, the boys are united by their dreams of leaving the orphanage to pursue their various ambitions.
Although the three boys are very different in their temperament and desires, in face of adversity, they are forced to start relying on each other. The dangers that threatened to ruin their lives will give them a reason to find love, friendship and hope.
2017 / Arabic and Turkish dialogue with English subtitles / Colour / 96 mins
Genre: Drama
Programme: Arabian Nights
Premiere: MENA Premiere
Rating: PG
Contains: Requires Parental Guidance
Director: Aida Begić
Producer: Seyyid Muhammed Emin Elhüseyni, Aida Begić, Adis Đapo
Scriptwriter: Aida Begić
DOP: Erol Zubcevic
Editor: Redžinald Šimek
Composer: Igor Čamo
Cast: Isa Demlakhi, Ahmad Husrom, Motaz Faez Basha, Carole Abboud, Tuka Na’Al, Mehmet Usta, Ossama Mahmud Himeli, Nisreen Faour