AFI screens Switzerland Oscar entry ‘My Little Sister’


Filmmakers Stéphanie Chuat and Véronique Reymond’s heartwrenching and heartwarming debut future My Little Sister stars thespian heavyweights Nina Hoss and Lars Eidinger in shining performances as twin siblings.

Brilliant playwright Lisa no longer writes. She lives in Switzerland with her family but her heart has stayed in Berlin, beating to the rhythm of her twin brother’s heart. The ties between the twins have grown stronger since Sven was diagnosed with an aggressive type of leukemia.

He’s a famous theater actor and Lisa refuses to accept his fate, moving heaven and earth to get him back on stage. She gives her all for her soul mate, neglecting everything else, even risking her marriage.

Her relationship with her husband starts to fall apart, but Lisa only has eyes for her brother, her mirror, who connects her back with her aspirations and rekindles her desire to create, to feel alive…

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The film premiered as a competition selection for the Golden Bear at the 70th Berlin International Film Festival and has now been selected as the Switzerland’s Official Oscar entry for Best International Feature Film. 

Variety says, Superb performances by Nina Hoss and Lars Eidinger ground this moving, unfussy Swiss drama.” And The Hollywood Reporter shared, “[Hoss] makes sure you feel her every note of resentment, disappointment and rage.”

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My Little Sister will screen at AFI FEST 2020 SPONSORED BY AUDI and Film Movement will open the film in theaters in early 2021.

SOURCE: Divergent PR