MY LITTLE SISTER World Cinema

MY LITTLE SISTER

USA Premiere

Switzerland Official International Feature Film Oscar® Submission

Following the film, AFI Festivals Director of Programming Sarah Harris leads a conversation between filmmakers Stéphanie Chuat and Véronique Reymond and actor Nina Hoss.

Dramas exploring adult brother-sister relationships are rare in cinema. And when told well, they resonate in powerful ways. Such is the case with Lisa and Sven in MY LITTLE SISTER, a graceful tale of a playwright (superbly played by Nina Hoss) and her twin brother, a Berlin-based stage actor (Lars Eidinger). Lisa has abandoned writing while living with her husband (Jens Albinus) and children in a small Swiss city. Bored by the way her cloistered existence revolves around the international school her husband heads, Lisa re-evaluates her life. When Sven develops leukemia, the pair bond even more profoundly over their shared passion for theater. Writer-directors Stephanie Chuat and Veronique Reymond, both working actors, draw a compelling, raw and honest performance from Hoss which will stay with the viewer well after the credits roll. –Claudia Puig

Stéphanie Chuat and Véronique Reymond have known each other since their childhood. Both passionate about theatre, they are accomplished actresses and have performed in numerous Swiss and French theatrical productions. They wrote and directed four short films together. Their first feature film, THE LITTLE BEDROOM, starred legendary French actor Michel Bouquet. Premiered at the Locarno Film Festival 2010, the film was selected to represent Switzerland at the Academy Awards®, was honored with two Quartz at the Swiss Film Award (Best Fiction Film and Best Screenplay) and received multiple awards in international festivals.

Maxwell Q. Wolkin
Film Movement
maxwell@filmmovement.com

Details

Country: Switzerland

Year: 2020

Directors: Stéphanie Chuat, Véronique Reymond

Screenwriters: Stéphanie Chuat, Véronique Reymond

Producer: Ruth Waldburger

Director of Photography: Filip Zumbrunn

Editor: Myriam Rachmuth

Production Designer: Marie-Claude Lang Brenguier

Music: Christian Garcia-Gaucher

Cast/Featuring: Nina Hoss, Lars Eidinger, Marthe Keller, Jens Albinus, Thomas Ostermeier

Running Time (minutes): 99

Languges: German, French, English

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