PÖFF : 2021 : BNFF

International premiere

Precious Ivie

Local title
Ivie nagu Ivie
Title in Russian
Иви как Иви
Original title
Ivie wie Ivie
Director
Sarah Blaßkiewitz
Country
Germany
Year
2021
Festival
25th Black Nights Film Festival
Programme
First Feature Competition, Goethe-Institut Presents: New German Cinema
Genre
romantic drama
Subject
soul-searching, humor, Society, family relations

Ivie, whom her friends call “Schoko” (“Chocolate”), lives in Leipzig. She works at a solarium run by her ex-boyfriend while she looks for steady employment as a teacher. One day, her half-sister from Berlin shows up at her door and tells her of the death of their father and his upcoming funeral in Senegal. Neither sister knew him, nor did they know each other, and thus they find it difficult to imagine getting to know his side of their family. As the sisters from two very different cities grow closer, Ivie starts to question not only her nickname, but also her culture and her self-image.

"Precious Ivie" addresses the difficult topic of racism with self-confidence and clever humor - and wonderful acting by Haley Louise Jones and Lorna Ishema.

This debut is an energetic highlight within the bigger tendency of german filmmaking finally opening up to diversity issues. Equally casual, free-wheeling and determined, the film has already won the Baltic Event Works in Progress Award in 2019 at the development stage and now returns to Tallinn for its international premiere.

Christoph Gröner

Director
Sarah Blaßkiewitz
Screenwriter
Sarah Blaßkiewitz
Cast
Haley Louise Jones, Lorna Ishema, Anne Haug, Maximilian Brauer, Anneke Kim Sarnau
Producer
Milena Klemke, Yvonne Wellie, Jakob D. Weydemann, Jonas Weydemann
DoP
Constanze Schmitt, David Schmitt
Editor
Emma Alice Gräf
Music
Jakob Fensch
Production
Weydemann Bros.
Runtime
Language
English, German
Subtitles
Estonian, English
Director
Sarah Blaßkiewitz

Sarah Blaßkiewitz töötas aastatel 2006-2011 filmiproduktsiooni erialal, õppides samal ajal audiovisuaalset meediakunsti. Tema lõputööks olnud film „Auf dem weg nach oben“ esilinastus Max-Ophülsi filmifestivalil ja lühifilm „Blank“ (2016) paljudel festivalidel nii kodu- kui ka välismaal. 2017 sai ta toetust minisarja „Supercrew“ arendamiseks. „Ivie nagu Ivie“ on tema esimene täispikk mängufilm.

Best Film Award, grant of 5000 euros from National Geographic

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Screenings

Hall 2 Coca-Cola Plaza
Screening100201 / Ivie nagu Ivie
SubtitlesEnglish, Estonian
Q&A guestsMilena Klemke - Producer, Haley Louise Jones - Actress, Sarah Blaskiewitz - Director
Q&A duration
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Hall Electric Cinema
Screening112204 / Ivie nagu Ivie
SubtitlesEnglish, Estonian
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Hall 2 Kino Artis
Screening171602 / Ivie nagu Ivie
SubtitlesEnglish, Estonian
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Virtual hall Online Cinema
ScreeningIvie nagu Ivie
SubtitlesEnglish, Estonian