DVD Zwei Mütter

DVD Zwei Mütter
DVD Zwei Mütter
Run time: 75 min
Rating: 5.9
Genres: Drama
Director: Anne Zohra Berrached
Writers: Anne Zohra Berrached, Michael Glasauer
Stars: Karina Plachetka, Sabine Wolf, Florian Weber
KATJA (43) and ISABELLA (37) decide to beget a child. The married couple agrees on not wanting a third person to have a say The sperm… See full synopsis »
Plot Keywords: website, gay parent, artificial insemination, sperm donor, doctor
Country: Germany
Release Date: 30 May 2013 (Germany)

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  1. The German film Zwei Mütter was shown in the United States as Two Mothers (2013). It was written and directed by Anne Zohra Berrached.

    The movie stars Karina Plachetka as Isabella Bürgelin and Sabine Wolf as Katja Maria Maisch. Isabella and Katia are a loving lesbian couple who want to conceive a baby. Artificial insemination is a standard practice in Germany, but not for same-sex couples.

    The pair meet numerous obstacles–both legal and financial–in the Catch-22 world of German medical politics. They also meet some potential sperm donors, who all say they are motivated by altruism. However, altruism is obviously pretty far down the list for most of these men.

    Not being able to conceive a child is a problem in itself. But it's also a dividing force that acts to separate the two women. For example, they were seemingly happy with one partner being the main provider, and the other just doing casual work. However, that becomes an issue when financial stability enters the picture. The film has an interesting, albeit somewhat unsettling, ending, when several of these strands come together.

    Zwei Mütter is a movie worth finding and viewing. We saw it at the Little Theatre as part of Image Out, the Rochester LGBT Film Festival. It will work very well on the small screen.

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