Iva is a single mother living with her five-year-old daughter. Her mysterious neighbor Hedi (Uisenma Borchu) forms a relationship with her daughter and ultimately Iva falls madly in love with her. Like a mirror that reflects Iva’s shortcomings and repressive nature, the headstrong Hedi leads her life fiercely and anarchistically – turning over the tables of a presumed liberal German society. When Iva’s father re-emerges, a power struggle ensues with explosive emotions, and Hedi receives the retribution from the all too human will to classify and control.
Director Uisenma Borchu directs and stars in her unclassifiable debut feature of intense cultural frustration and personal politics. Surprisingly and effectively linking up Hedi’s heroic hedonism with her Mongolian roots, Borchu harnesses an exotic cultural identity that is perhaps too avant garde even for modern society.
- Mongolian-born filmmaker Uisenma Borchu moved to East Germany in 1989, where she played competitive volleyball and studied Documentary Filmmaking and Journalism at the University of Television and Film Munich. Don’t Look at Me That Way is her debut feature which won an array of awards including the Grand Prize at the Taipei Film Festival.
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