製作公司：In Trust Films
• 「根據Helga Schneider回憶錄改編，描述家族中四個世代的女人面對過去的傷痛。」史蒂文森說：「這是一個精彩又極端的故事，Helga四歲失去母親，事後才知道她是去奧許維茨集中營擔任守衛。母女在數十年後終於見面，Helga發現母親毫無懺悔之心。」（英國電訊報）
LET ME GO (UK/2017/DRAMA)
LET ME GO
Based on the true-life story of Helga Schneider who was abandoned by her mother in 1941 when she was only four years old. It’s the year 2000 and the lives of three generations of women are turned upside down when Helga’s mother is revealed to still be alive in a Viennese nursing home. For Helga’s daughter and grand-daughter, initial joy soon turns to deep trauma as the terrible secret of their family’s past is revealed. Helga’s mother did not just abandon her. She made a choice… between being a mother or a willing participant in the most evil regime in history.
Based on the true-life story of Helga Schneider who was abandoned by her mother in 1941 when she was only four years old. Helga’s mother had gone to join the Nazi SS where she underwent special training to qualify as a concentration camp guard in Auschwitz. The film is set in the year 2000, following not only Helga and her mother’s journeys but the next two generations of their family and the suffering they endure following revelations of long held secrets around the horrific events that took place over 70 years ago.
Writer/Director: Polly Steele
Producer: David Broder, Lizzie Pickering, Polly Steele
Production Co: In Trust Films
Cast: Juliet Stevenson, Jodhi May, Lucy Boynton, Karin Bertling
• Official Selection, Edinburgh IFF, 2017.
• Official Selection, Scottsdale IFF, 2017.
• Jury Award, Best Ensemble, Bentonville FF, 2017.
• Polly Steele & Lizzie Pickering, Audience Choice Awards, Fairhope FF, 2018.
• “The film, which is based on the memoir by Helga Schneider, follows four generations of women in the same family as they deal with the legacy of abuse and trauma. “It is a riveting, extreme story,” says Stevenson. “Helga loses her mother at four, and then learns it was to go off to be a camp officer at Auschwitz. And when they finally meet up, decades later, Helga discovers her mother is unrepentant. She is a monster.” – Telegraph UK
• “…strong acting performances – of Juliet Stevenson and Karin Bertling in particular….” – times NZ
• Juliet Stevenson gives a typically excellent performance of bottled up shame and guilt as a woman haunted by the sins of her mother in this low-budget British drama. – Guardian
• While the tone feels uneven, Let Me Go is handsomely shot and filled with brave subject matter - and, thanks to strong performances by Stevenson and Bertling, it leaves you with plenty to ponder. – New Zealand Herald
• Flaws, contrivances and occasional mis-steps aside, Let Me Go, in its best moments, is a very, very good film indeed. – stuff.co.nz