This is the story of Maria, a young woman who has accepted her lifestyle of abusement and domination by Juan. A shared moment with a small child breaks the thick wall embedded around Maria's soul, leading her towards an opportunity for freedom.
'Leave' is an independent short film directed by Talat Gokdemir. Filmed in 2011, it has been screened in various festivals around Europe during 2012.
1-Cyprus International Film Festival - Special Mention for Best Short Film
March 2012 - Ljubljana International Short Film Festival (Slovenia)
May 2012 - Fastnet Short Film Festival (Ireland)
June 2012 - Shqip International Short Film Festival (Kosovo)
August 2012 - Deep Fried Film Festival 2012 (Scotland)
August 2012 - Portobello Film Festival (United Kingdom)
September 2012 - Salento International Film Festival (Italy)
October 2012 - Cyprus International Film Festival (Cyprus)
November 2012 - Cornwall Film Festival (United Kingdom)
February 2013 - Vibe Shorts, London (United Kingdom)
August 2013 - Zone 180 screening, London (United Kingdom)
September 2013 - La Mosca screening, Amsterdam (The Netherlands)
October 2014 - Golden Island International Film Festival (Cyprus)