63rd TIFF: World Premiere

Ioanna cleans fish on a lonely island, and only dreams of an old love from Germany. Apart from her memories of him, she has nothing but a faded postcard. The longing makes her travel. Penniless, she moves through a ramshackle Europe. A bear finds the sleeping Ioanna. And Ioanna, who has been mute until now, finds her voice again.

Screening Schedule

No physical screenings scheduled.

Available at the Agora Market TIFF63.

Direction: Albrecht Hirche
Script: Albrecht Hirche
Cinematography: Demian von Prittwitz
Editing: Sabrina Ruecker
Sound: Panagiotis Kyriakou, Yannis Antipas
Music: Blaine L. Reininger, Andrew Krell, Karsten Süßmilch, Susijat Zad, Heino Sellhorn
Actors: Ioanna Tsami, Alexandra Delitheou, Lena Kitsopoulou, Yota Argyropoulou, Ana Angelova, Akillas Karazisis, Kosmo Hirche, Demian von Prittwitz, Albrecht Hirche, Maria Panourgia, Malamatenia Gkotsi, Konstantinos Avarikiotis, Stavroula Kounadea, Panagiotis Kyriakou, Ioannis Kotsifas, Sokratis Pitsokos, Bokos Mandelas, Rainer vom Feld, Nicola Minssen, Berat Berat, Ramush Muarem, Orfei Fetaovski, Myrto Kontoni, Mary Karazisis
Production: I Vitelloni Productions
Producers: Albrecht Hirche
Format: DCP
Color: Color & B/W
Production Country: Greece, North Macedonia, Germany
Production Year: 2021
Duration: 87΄

Albrecht Hirche

Albrecht Hirche (1959, Heckelberg [GDR]) works as an author and theater director. He comes along as a painter and musician and has been obsessed with cinema since childhood. For many years he has been oscillating between independent and state theatres. Ioanna is his second feature film.


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