My Little Sister

Directed by Stéphanie Chuat, Véronique Reymond
Film Movement
99 Minutes
German, French, English
Women Directors, Death and Dying
Not Rated
DVD $150.00
PPR $350.00
DRL $499.00
PPR+DRL $599.00

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Lisa, once a brilliant playwright, no longer writes. She lives with her family in Switzerland, but her heart remains in Berlin, beating in time with that of her twin brother Sven, the famous theatre actor. Since Sven has been suffering from an aggressive type of leukaemia, the relationship between them has become even closer. Lisa does not want to accept this blow of fate, she does everything in her power to bring Sven back on stage. For her soulmate she neglects everything else and even risks losing her husband. Her marriage goes awry, but Lisa only has eyes for her brother, who reflects her deepest longings and awakens in her the desire to be creative, to feel alive again.

DVD Features

Discs: 1

  • Highest Rating
    "Superb performances by Nina Hoss and Lars Eidinger ground this moving, unfussy Swiss drama of twin siblings whose bond is tested by leukemia. This is bright, unaffected naturalism with a fluidly roving camera, but also a generous regard for its ensemble, as befits a film affectionately embedded in the Berlin theater scene. Chuat and Reymond’s direction is delicate and unobtrusive, in tune with their calmly deep-digging actors. "
    Guy Lodge, Variety
  • Highest Rating
    "Chuat and Reymond take their time unspooling a graceful drama that twists the tear-soaked conventions of the cancer drama into something raw and satisfying."
    Kate Erbland, IndieWire
  • Highest Rating
    "My Little Sister is an affecting, emotionally truthful experience.... [Nina Hoss] delivers a raw, compelling, performance...."
    Lee Marshall, Screen Daily
  • Highest Rating
    " Schwesterlein (My Little Sister) is intensely emotional...."
    Wilson Kwong, Film Inquiry
  • Highest Rating
    "It's a film that carries emotional power ... anchored by two focused lead performances."
    Ed Frankl, The Film Stage
  • Highest Rating
    "This is a quietly stunning film that strikes chords of emotional truth, lingering long after viewing."
    Josephina A., One Room with a View
  • Highest Rating
    "With stirring performances and poignant direction, My Little Sister will break your heart in the way only a great film can."
    Mark Goodyear, Battle Royale with Cheese


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