Leave to Remain
Featuring Toby Jones and an original soundtrack from Mercury Award winning Brit nominees Alt-J, comes a story that defines our times. From a world hidden from view, this is a film about teenagers cast away from their homes who now learn to survive, at any cost, here in the UK.
‘Leave to Remain’ is a provocative coming of age story about a young Afghan boy who’s arrival sets off a chain of events that jeopardises the future of those closest to him. Unwittingly he plays an unimaginable game of chance where winning and getting Leave to Remain to stay in the UK is not always what it seems, and all hope hinges on just how good a story he can tell.
Bruce Goodison wrote this film from the real experiences of the thousands of teenagers who land here alone every year, “Imagine what it is like to lose everything that is familiar to you and have to cope as an adult while still a teenager, in an alien society. Their stories can tell us something important about ourselves, and the way we treat others.”
This bold and enlightening film features, alongside established actors, a cast of teenage refugees who have been trained through a Film Academy run by the films creative team. http://www.leave2remain.org/
- Type of film
- Running Time
- 90 mins
- Bruce Goodison
- Kate Cook, James Levison
- Executive Producer
- Pippa Cross
- Bruce Goodison, Charlotte Colbert