IVO

Director: Eva Trobisch

Feature, 2024

German cinema release

June 2024

Synopsis

Ivo works as an outpatient palliative carer. Every day she’s on the road, visiting patients. Families, married couples and single people. In small flats and large houses. With different ways of living and dying. With different ways of dealing with the time that remains. At home, her teenage daughter and her dog have learned to become independent because of Ivo’s working hours. On the road in her old Skoda, from dawn till dusk, the hands-free system always in operation. It has become her personal living space, where she eats her meals, works, sings, swears and dreams.
One of her patients, Solveigh, was a close friend of hers. Ivo also has an intimate relationship with Solveigh’s husband Franz. They care for Solveigh together, every day. And they sleep together. Solveigh’s strength dwindles and soon she is dependent on others for the simplest tasks. She wants to make the final decision alone and doesn’t want Franz to find out. She asks Ivo to help her die.

Festivals

Berlinale Encounters 2024
– Heiner-Carow Award 2024

Hongkong International Film Festival 2024
– Young Cinema Competition, Winner of “Best actress” for Minna Wündrich

Bolzano Film Festival Bozen 2024
– Best picture

Cast

Minna Wündrich
Pia Hierzegger
Lukas Turtur
u.a.

Crew

Writer and Director –
Eva Trobisch

Production –
Network Movie/Studio Zentral

In coproduction with –
Trimafilm

German Broadcaster –
ZDF Das Kleine Fernsehspiel

Funded by –
Film- und Medienstiftung NRW

World Sales –
Pluto

DOP –
Adrian Campean

Film editor –
Laura Lauzemis

Set design –
Julia Baumann

Costume design –
Christian Röhrs

Make-up –
Anke Ebelt

Sound –
Armin Badde

Casting director –
Susanne Ritter

Details

Production –
Germany

Length –
104 min.