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IVIE WIE IVIE© Sarah Blaßkiewitz & Weydemann Bros.

16 to 31 May 2023

The European Film Festival (EUFF) returns to The Projector for its 32nd edition. With 24 movie contributions from the member states and 9 student films from local education partners, this year’s festival presents genres such as drama, fantasy, adventure, comedy, romance, documentary and coming-of-age. Goethe-Institut Singapore and the German Embassy Singapore are proud to present IVIE WIE IVIE as part of this year’s EUFF.

Ivie, nicknamed “Schoko” (“Choco”) by her childhood friends, is a 30-year-old woman with African roots from Leipzig, who is in search of steady employment as a teacher while working at her best friend’s solarium. One day, her half-sister Naomi from Berlin, previously unknown to her, shows up at her front door to break the news of their father’s death, urging her to travel to Senegal for his funeral. As their worlds collide, Ivie begins to feel the weight of a culture she does not truly know, with a name she can no longer accept. Sarah Blaßkiewitz’s tender feature debut explores the nuances of mixed-race identity across different cities and communities in Germany, to present the complexities and contours of what it means to be a multikulti society. 

The event is organised by the European Union Delegation to Singapore, in partnership with The Projector and Singapore Film Society.


SI STAR (2022)
- Best Film

Deutscher Filmpreis (2021)
- Best Supporting Female Role

Filmkunstmesse Leipzig (2021)
- Guild Film Award, Best Film (Young Cinema)

Achtung Berlin Filmfestival (2021)
- New Berlin Film Award, Best Drama
- New Berlin Film Award, Best Acting

Festival of German Film Ludwigshafen am Rhein (2021)
- Rheingold (Film Art Award), Best Film


Date: Sunday, 28 May, 2pm
Language: German with English subtitles
Location: The Projector
Tickets: $15, euff.com.sg

© Sarah Blaßkiewitz & Weydemann Bros.