Ends Thursday, January 24th!
Named to the shortlist for the 2013 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film!
“A riveting tale … haunting and sad. And absolutely worth seeing.” – Stephen Rea, Philadelphia Inquirer
“Writer/director Ursula Meier quietly fills the film with emotional meaning until you burst with tears. It took the final, breathtaking shot to realize the movie meant as much to me as it did. That’s not filmmaking. It’s sorcery.” – Wesley Morris, Boston Globe
“A cool yet compassionate look at two people bound by love and shared struggles in a world of haves and have-nots … director Ursula Meier quietly goes for the emotional jugular in Sister. It’s an often touching, sometimes funny story.” – Manohla Dargis, The New York Times
Precocious 12-year-old Simon lives with his wild and irresponsible older sister in a small apartment below a luxurious ski resort nestled in the Swiss Alps. Each day, Simon ascends the lofty mountain above, pilfering ski equipment from the rich and selling it to get by. Left unsupervised, his newfound criminal enterprise and growing attachment to the seasonal workers and guests sends his precarious relationship with his sister spiraling out of control.
A stunning meditation on secrets, lies and moral obligation, Sister is a compassionate character study of a boy forced to grow up too fast. Co-starring Gillian Anderson (The X-Files). (Dir. by Ursula Meier, 2012, Switzerland, in French with subtitles, 97 min., Not Rated, Adopt Films) 35mm