Iva is a single mother of a five-year-old girl and Hedi is her new neighbor. Iva (played by first-time actress Catrina Stemmer) falls desperately in love with Hedi and the two women begin a tumultuous relationship. But what are Hedi’s ultimate goals? Love? Or the freedom to take everything and everyone she wants? Classic gender roles get a total makeover in this debut from German-Mongolian director Uisenma Borchu.
Uisenma Borchu was born in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, in 1984. Her family moved to East Germany in 1989. In 2003 she graduated from high school in Staßfurt. During this time she wrote for the German youth press organization Jugendpresse Deutschland and played competitive volleyball, winning the German championships in 2001. Uisenma studied French and history at Mainz University from 2004 to 2006. And documentary film and journalism at the University of Television and Film Munich from 2006. She has been a Heinrich Böll Foundation scholarship-holder since 2009.