The trailer for the true-life story Let Me Go, starring acclaimed actress Juliet Stevenson has been released and it’s a tough journey of unearthing buried family secrets.

Let Me Go is based on the true-life story of Helga Schneider who was abandoned by her mother in 1941 when she was only four years old. The film is set in the year 2000, following not only Helga and her mother’s journeys but the next two generations and how they suffer from the trauma created over 70 years ago.

Written and Directed by Polly Steele, Let Me Go stars Juliet Stevenson, Jodhi May, Lucy Boynton and Karin Bertling.

Let Me Go

Let Me Go is released in selected UK cinemas and on digital download from 15th September

Let Me Go Official Synopsis

LET ME GO’ is a film about mothers and daughters, about trans-generational family relationships, about ghosts from the past and the impact they leave on the present. It is a film about letting go of your past wounds and acknowledging how many generations it takes before the scars of trauma start to heal.

Following not only Helga and Traudi’s journeys but the next two generations and how Beth, Helga’s daughter and Emily her granddaughter are confronted with the long-term effects of Traudi’s leaving.

When Helga receives a letter telling her that Traudi is close to death, it is Emily with whom Helga shares the truth. Emily volunteers to accompany her to Vienna to meet the great-grandmother she thought was dead, and experience the unravelling of the darkest of family secrets.