ARTE to free stream "When We Leave" award-winning drama

ARTE to free stream

PanARMENIAN.Net - In a ground-breaking move, the French-German public broadcaster ARTE will stream a feature film – for free – on its website for viewers from across Europe, The Hollywood Reporter said.

In honor of international women's day on March 8, ARTE will provide viewers across the European Union with free online access to When We Leave, the award-winning drama from Austrian director Feo Aladag starring Game of Thrones actress Sibel Kekilli.

Kekilli won a best actress German Film Award for her performance in When We Leave as an ethnic Turkish woman in Germany struggling to escape a violent marriage. Her co-star Settar Tanriogen took the best actor nod.

Aladag's directorial debut won numerous festival awards, including the best feature and best actress honors at Tribeca, the Label Europa Cinemas prize at the 2010 Berlin International Film Festival and a sweep of the 2010 German Film Critics Association Awards.

ARTE will put When You Leave up on its website: for three months starting March 8. Viewers in the EU can select subtitles from any of the EU's 24 official languages to watch the movie. The streaming will be geo-blocked for all countries outside the EU.

Aladag's latest, Between Worlds, a drama set in war-torn Afghanistan, debuted in competition at the Berlin International Film Festival last month.

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