Leave To Remain  UK / 2014 / 90 mins

'Stories are what stand between me and being sent back to a place worse than hell'. Omar, a charismatic Afghan teenager, is at the precarious juncture of having his refugee status decided. Then the arrival of a boy from back home threatens to change everything. Forced into a position where the

outcome may be the difference between life and death, his only options are to tell the unbelievable truth or to tell a good story? For Omar, and thousands like him, who arrive alone and scared on our shores each year, the asylum system is a cruel game of chance. Based on real-life stories, Leave to Remain is a coming of age drama that depicts a world hidden from view. Featuring an original soundtrack from the hottest band of the year, Mercury Music Prize and Novello Award-winners Alt-J, this provocative debut feature from BAFTA winner Bruce Goodison, is brought to life by powerful performances from an ensemble cast of emerging talent, young refugees themselves and acclaimed actor, Toby Jones.


Sunday, December 7 / 12:45pm

Galleria JFK Cinema Theatre 3



Bruce Goodison


Bruce Goodison, Charlotte Colbert


James Levison, Kate Cook, Pippa Cross

Principal Cast

Masieh Zarrien, Noof Ousellam, Toby Jones, Yasmin Mwanza



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