Film screening

German Movie Nights: Precious Ivie

Precious Ivie




Language: German with English subtitles
Price: Free Registration required

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The German Film Office is pleased to present an online screening of Sarah Blaßkiewitz’s acclaimed feature debut Precious Ivie, starring German Film Award winner Lorna Ishema as Naomie. The film will be available for free streaming across the United States.

Afro-German Ivie, whom her friends call Schoko, works in her ex-boyfriend’s tanning salon in Leipzig while she looks for steady employment as a high-school teacher. One day, her half-sister Naomie shows up from Berlin to tell her about their father’s death and his upcoming funeral in Senegal. Neither one of them knew him, nor did they know each other until now and they both find it hard to imagine meeting his side of the family. As the sisters grow closer, her nickname is not the only thing that Ivie starts to question about her life.

“[A] tender and powered exploration of mixed-racial identity that shows Germany’s difficulty in becoming a truly multikulti society.” (DMovies)

World premiere: Munich International Film Festival

Ivie wie Ivie
Dir. Sarah Blaßkiewitz
Germany, 2021
109 minutes
With Haley Louise Jones, Lorna Ishema, Anne Haug, Maximilian Brauer, Anneke Kim Sarnau