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NEVER LEAVE ME

by Aida Begić

synopsis

Never Leave Me is the story of three little Syrian refugees, Isa, Ahmad and Motaz, running away from their orphanage and striving to build a new life. They start selling paper tissues to the visitors of the historic Balıklıgöl. Everything seems fine at the beginning, but a deadbeat named Karaca, to whom Isa is indebted to, is about to get them in trouble… Aida Begić, who consistently takes on the subject of children holding on to life under difficult conditions, is pointing out the solutions in the midst of desperations with this new movie.

international title: Never Leave Me
original title: Birakma BeniD
country: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Turkey, Serbia
year: 2017
genre: fiction
directed by: Aida Begić
film run: 96'
screenplay: Aida Begić
cast: Carol Abboud, Motaz Faez Basha, Isa Demlakhi, Feyyaz Duman, Nisreen Faour, Ossama Mahmud Himeli, Ahmad Husrom, Tuka Na'al, Firas Taybeh, Mehmet Usta
cinematography by: Erol Zubcevic
film editing: Redzinald Simek
costumes designer: Sanja Dzeba
producer: Aida Begić, Adis Djapo, Seyyid Muhammed Emin Elhüseyni
line producer: Yagmur Dolkun, Amira Lekic, Faruk Özerten