16.04. ‐ 21.04.2024
Zukunft Deutscher Film 2024 Filmstills

Ivo

Eva Trobisch

Ivo, an outpatient palliative care nurse, faces imminent death every day. She is on the road in her old Skoda from dawn to dusk, meeting very different people and approaching the time that remains. With pragmatic professionalism, she supports the seriously ill in their most intimate moments and does not shy away from the request for assisted suicide - not even when it comes from her close friend Solveigh.

Inspired by the work of the Berlin School, the film glides through the everyday life of a strong personality, avoiding all morality and drama and instead focusing entirely on the people, their relationship conflicts, longings and last wishes.

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Direction Eva Trobisch
Country Germany
Year 2024
Duration 104 min
Language German
Production Lucas Schmidt, Lasse Scharpen, Wolfgang Cimera
Cast Minna Wündrich, Pia Herzegger, Lukas Turtur, Lilli Lacher, Pierre Siegenthaler, Leopold von Verschuer
Camera Adrian Campean
Script Eva Trobisch
Editing Laura Lauzemis
Sound Armin Badde, Andreas Hildebrandt


Berlinale 2024, Heiner-Carow-Preis 2024

About the Director

Born in Berlin in 1983. She first worked as a theatre assistant, then in film. In 2009, she began studying directing at the University of Television and Film in Munich. In 2013, she attended the NYU Tisch School of the Arts to study film dramaturgy, and in 2015 she began a master's degree in screenwriting at the London Film School. Her first feature film, Alles ist gut, premiered at Locarno, where it won Best Debut Film, and went on to win numerous other awards, including the Woman in Motion Award at Cannes and the German Film Critics' Award. (Berlinale)

Press reviews

"Eva Trobisch tells this story with almost unbearable calm. [...] Ivo provides insights into very different palliative cases and family constellations and always remains respectful, without instrumentalising the suffering or distress of those involved for the audience's emotional response. In this way, Eva Trobisch opens up a space of experience and reflection for her audience in which they can move freely. She carefully formulates ethical questions about euthanasia and assisted suicide without forcing them or providing answers. But of course, this openness also makes a statement." (Sophie Charlotte Rieger, Filmlöwin, https://filmloewin.de/berlinal...)

The director about the film

"There's something incredibly physical and tactile about this job, almost like a choreography. I also wanted to show how everyday this work is. The routine." (Eva Trobisch in an interview on tagesspiegel.de)



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