Hedi is the new neighbor of Iva, who raises her daughter Sophia by herself. The two women start a relationship and Iva is desperately in love with Hedi. Suddenly Iva’s father appears. Hedi feels strongly attracted to him. It seems that only one world exists for Hedi. Her own.
DON’T LOOK AT ME THAT WAY pushes you into a world where you start to doubt your own being. What does it mean to love? Isn’t it always connected with sacrificing and oppressing? Then you try to find your own identity in a world which points to where you actually don’t belong. Iva and Hedi make love, they make hate, watch them how they act in this regime.
UISENMA BORCHU was born in 1984 in Ulan-Baatar/Mongolia and moved to Germany in 1989. She studied French, History and Linguistics at Mainz University from 2004-2006 and worked as a journalist. She then studied Directing in the documentary department of the University of Television & Film Munich. Her films include: DONNE-MOI PLUS (short doc), THOS (image film), HIMMEL VOLLER GEIGEN (doc), DIE TRIANGEL (music video), KHUYAGAA — LIFE OF A NOMAD CHILD (doc), and her feature debut DON’T LOOK AT ME THAT WAY.