My Little Sister / Schwesterlein
Berlin-born twins Lisa (Nina Hoss) and Sven (Lars Eidinger) have a lifelong shared passion for theatre. He’s a famous actor, while she, a once brilliant playwright, has abandoned her career to live with her husband and children in Switzerland. When Sven falls gravely ill, she decides to give her all for her soul-mate, neglecting everything else and risking her marriage. In the process Lisa begins to dramatically re-evaluate her life.
What the critics say….
“This is another intimate, personal tale from writer-director duo Stéphanie Chuat and Véronique Reymond… and boasts standout scenes and characters you believe in. It is moving without being mawkish.….it’s also riveting to see such terrific actors at work” - Anna Smith, Deadline Hollywood Daily
The film’s a showcase for (Nina) Hoss, who starts “My Little Sister” looking worried and by the end has brought her character to a pitch of fury and despair that borders on madness…a performance of raw feeling. My Little Sister combines a fluid visual realism — there are some astonishing sequences of Alpine parasailing — with an emotional intimacy that’s its own form of jumping off a cliff. This time, they’re collaborating with an actress willing to take a blind leap and bring us with her” - Ty Burr, Boston Globe
“The great Nina Hoss is front and centre in this harrowing but beautifully made drama about the unbreakable bond between twins”. Paul Whittington, Irish Independent
“A commanding central turn from the German actress Nina Hoss (the film was the Swiss entry for last year’s foreign language Oscar)” - Kevin Maher, Times (UK)
German, French, English