IVIE WIE IVIE
This film is presented as a free in-person screening on Saturday, October 22nd @ 8:00 PM at the Goethe-Institut Los Angeles.
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Germany (2021), 112 min. Digital Projection. German with English Subtitles
Sarah Blaßkiewitz, Screenplay:
Constanze Schmitt, David Schmitt, Cast:
Haley Louise Jones, Lorna Ishema, Anne Haug, Maximilian Brauer, Producers:
Milena Klemke, Yvonne Wellie, Jakob Weydemann, Jonas Weydemann, Production Company:
Weydemann Bros. GmbH.
Ivie (Jones) is a 30-year-old German woman with African roots living in Leipzig, whose life seems to be at a standstill. Struggling to land a permanent teaching position, she spends her time between job interviews, hanging out with her friends, who've nicknamed her "Shoko" (literally Choco), and working a part-time job. However, Ivie's life is up-ended when Naomi (Ishema), her half-sister from Berlin, shows up unexpectedly with news of their father's death and his upcoming funeral in Senegal.
Neither sister knew their father, nor did they know each other. But as the sisters from two very different cities and backgrounds grow closer, Ivie begins to question her nickname, culture, and self-image as she finds the strength within herself to move forward. Writer-Director Sarah Blaßkiewitz's multi-award-winning feature debut is an intelligently crafted examination of identity and everyday racism.
German Screen Actors Awards 2022:
Best Leading Role (Haley Louise Jones)
German Film Awards 2021:
Best supporting Actress (Lorna Ishema)
Filmkunstmesse Leipzig 2021:
Guild Film Award, Best Film (Junges Kino)
Festival of German Films Ludwigshafen 2021:
achtung berlin 2021 - new berlin film award:
Best Acting (Haley Louise Jones and Lorna Ishema)
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 2019:
Baltic Event Works in Progress – Award
was born in Leipzig in 1986 and grew up in Potsdam. While completing her studies in audiovisual media (2006 to 2011), she worked in the directing and camera departments on various film productions. Her graduation film AUF DEM WEG NACH OBEN premiered at the Max-Ophüls Festival, and her short film BLANK (2016) screened at numerous festivals. In 2017, she received development funding for her mini-series concept SUPERCREW. Most recently, she directed the final season of the series DRUCK, which premiered in 2022. IVIE WIE IVIE is her debut feature as director.