Themes of femininity and identity come into view as a chaotic love drama foments between Iva, Hedi, and Iva’s father.
Hedi is the new neighbor of Iva who raises her daughter Sophia by herself. The two women start a love relationship and Iva is desperately in love. Suddenly Iva’s father appears, to whom Hedi feels strongly attached. It seems that only one world exists for Hedi: her own.
Themes of femininity, identity, sexuality, and adulthood all courageously collide in this German-Mongolian love drama.
“Resolutely abstract from its beginning, Uisenma Borchu’s Don’t Look at Me That Way is a compelling examination of female roles, the power of sexuality and alienation between cultures. Combining a naturalistic style with an ever-present air of the surreal…” – Cineuropa
“It’s a dramatic story with strong performances, and while it won’t be for everyone, cinephiles who like material that’s a little more challenging may want to seek it out.” – San Antonio Express News
- Winner, Best Direction, Bavarian Film Award
- Winner, Fipresci Prize, Munich Film Festival
- Winner, International New Talent Competition, Taipei Film Festival
- Nominated, Best Film, Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival
- Nominated, Grand Prix Prize, Osaka Asian Film Festival
The film features a wonderful international cast including Director Uisenma Borchu (who also wrote the screenplay), the debut of Catrina Stemmer, Josef Bierbichler (The White Ribbon), Anne-Marie Weisz (The Garden) and Katja Brenner (Euphoria).
2015 / Drama / 88 minutes / German w/English sub-titles / A film by Uisenma Borchu (Asphaltgorillas)
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